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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
DEC 2 9 ZOOS 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 






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Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7 ,h Floor -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
B(415) 701-4505 FAX (415)701-4502 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING S, TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( ai Hon B. Goodlctt Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Mum Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need, Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producmg electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by pnnting Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http ://www. sfgov. org/ sunshine/ 



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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 1, 2005 Regular Meeting 
-December 6, 2005 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-FY05 Financial Report 
-FY06 1 st Quarter Financial Report 
-FY06 1 st Quarter EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in 
which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



( 1 0. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or wil] be a\ ai table in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Alfonso Juarez, Superior Ct. #435899 filed on 1 1/22/04 for $2,000 

B. Mahalia Gilbert, Superior Ct. #426291 filed on 1 1/1 1/03 for $2,500 

C. Fanners Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0600916 filed on 10/17/05 for $6,152.02 

D. Kam Hung Tang, Unlitigated Claim #0503769 filed on 5/26/05 for $9,000 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept and expend a grant from the 
Transportation Security Administration to provide the Muni Security Division with three bomb 
detection canines, all associated training, hotel and travel expenses, veterinary care and feed for 
the three teams and $120,000 for fiscal year 2006 for program implementation expenditures. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with Pacific Park Management, Inc. for the 
management of the Mission Bartlett Garage, for a term of six years commencing January 1, 2006, 
with extension options not to exceed four years, for a monthly management fee of $1,000 dollars, 
and with an annual incentive fee not to exceed $25,000 dollars per contract year. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

12. Approving the 2 nd Amendment to the Lease with One South Associates for the lease of 
approximately 5,866 square feet on the ground floor of One South Van Ness and approximately 
38,288 square feet on the second floor and approving the expenditure of related moving and 
tenant improvement costs. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2006 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN 2 6 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Stuart Sunshine 

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7 lh FLOOR -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
2(415)701-4505 FAX (415)701-4502 




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2:00- REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

( 'hairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas - absent with notification 
James McCray, Jr. - absent at roll call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

Chairman Vaughns stated that Director Kasolas had requested that the November 1 , 2005 
meeting minutes be tabled to the next meeting. Without objection, the minutes of the November 
1, 2005 meeting were tabled to the meeting of January 17, 2006. 

On motion to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2005 Regular meetings: unanimously 
approved (Kasolas, McCray- absent). 

5. Communications 

Chairman Vaughns requested a detailed briefing of the MTA's transportation technology projects 
at a future meeting. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
Director McCray arrived. 

7. Executive Director's Report 



-Special Recognition Award 
-FY05 Financial Report 
-FY06 1 st Quarter Financial Report 
-FY06 1 st Quarter EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Acting Executive Director Sunshine stated that he was pleased to recognize two people who were 
retiring from the MTA. Mr. Sunshine introduced Fumiko Satoda who has been a hardworking, 
reliable, and extremely conscientious employee at DPT for more than 15 years. Ms. Satoda is 
diligent, dependable, and sets a high standard of performance for all civil servants. 

Mr. Sunshine also introduced Arlene Eisen who helped put much of Muni's safety program 
together and founded the integrated safety and loss prevention program. Ms. Eisen was 
instrumental in preparing for the CPUC audit and is the editor of the new rulebook for operators. 
Chairman Vaughns expressed appreciation to Ms. Satoda and Ms. Eisen on behalf of the Board. 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that the EEO Report would be continued to the meeting of January 17 th . 

Deb Ward, acting Chief Financial Officer, presented the FY05 and FY06 First Quarter report. 

Director McCray requested a trend analysis of parking meter and citation revenue. 

On December 22 nd , the MTA introduced a pilot program offering a pre-paid card for use in 
approximately 23,000 single-space electronic meters in San Francisco. Over the next few weeks, 
the MTA plans to extend sales to more than 25 locations throughout the city. The availability of 
pre-paid cards will greatly enhance customer convenience and encourage more business in our 
neighborhood commercial districts. The card will work at all meters except on Port of San 
Francisco property and at multi-space meters. 

On Tuesday, January 1 7 lh , the Municipal Transportation Agency will begin Phase 1 of the Metro 
Improvement Project, which replaces the overhead-wire system that provides power for the 
Metro cars in the subway. Phase I will take approx. 1 year and includes the stations from 
Embarcadero to Church Street. The subway will close at 10:00 pm instead of 1 :00 am Monday- 
Friday. Shuttle bus service will be provided. To inform the public, car cards are being installed 
as well as banners, posters, and signage at station agent booth for all downtown metro stations. A 
press release has also been distributed. 

A.E.D. Sunshine stated that shortly before Christmas, the MTA received word of a diesel fuel 
release at the Woods division. City staff discovered that one of four diesel supply pumps was not 
working. The fuel center was immediately shut down, and the appropriate regulatory agencies 
were notified. Staff successfully managed to contain the leak and there has been no additional 
leak during the rainstorms that occurred after Christmas. 



8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

No Report. 

l ). Public Comment 

Irwin Lum, President, Local 250-A stated that he wanted to introduce himself as the new president 
of TWU, Local 250-A and to wish the Board a happy new year. Mr. Lum introduced other TWU 
officers. He reiterated TWU's stand that MV is doing a good job. 

Michael Kwok stated that he was supporting an extension of MV's contract. MV is his personal 
favorite as a provider of services. He stated that he had no experience with the other bidders and 
that the other bidders had no experience providing lift van service that could be discerned. He 
urged the Board to investigate and to insure that the process is fair. 

llene Mauser stated that as a paratransit passenger, she is having trouble with the idea of change. 
MV knows her and how to handle her situation under the best and worst conditions. MV has 
always been courteous and she is satisfied with their service. Ms. Mauser expressed hope that the 
Board would extend MV's contract until there is further time to investigate all that MV has done. 

Silas Telfor, Chairman, Passenger Advisory Council, stated that ATC should be reviewed for a 
conflict of interest. Riders have been lied to, deceived, and struck of their constitutional rights. He 
stated that he would like to have a choice of whom he should be able to trust with his life. He urged 
the Board to investigate and consider clients and riders before any action is taken. 

Russell Green stated that the software system being used by MV doesn't work but MV is doing the 
best job they can do. Make sure the contract goes to MV. 

Norman Rolfe addressed the long-term structural deficit. Months ago, he stated that the MTA's 
monthly garage rates are way below the rates of neighboring private garages. There is room to 
increase rates, still be competitive and be below private rates. He suggested that the MTA directly 
raise rates that don't need Board of Supervisor approval and tell the Board of Supervisors that they 
are responsible for problems with service. 

Elizabeth Boardman stated that she has been involved in paratransit for 16 years and recommended 
that the Board support the idea that there should be more than one lift-van provider in this town. 
MV will do a better job and will provide better service if there is more than one provider. She 
expressed support for more alternatives. 

Patricia Lovelock stated that people are upset with MV Transportation. They have waited for 
their ride, called MV repeatedly but did not receive their ride. People are frightened to voice their 
complaints for fear of retribution. People want to use taxi service but Muni has put a freeze on 
taxi service because Muni seems concerned that people will get good taxi service and will want 
to use taxis more often. 



John Moran, IAM Local 1414, stated that they have attempted to organize MV for the past few 
years and recently, they negotiated an agreement with MV. There is an extreme shortage of 
mechanics, which is bad for large transportation agencies. There is extensive technology in some 
of the new vehicles that somebody with a wrench and screwdriver won't be able to fix. MV is 
the only provider that has provided training for employees. 

Elizabeth Glisby stated that she doesn't have a problem with choice. MV Transportation might 
have their problems but the main problem is with the dispatch system they have to use. She 
further stated that MV does a hell of a job and she knows she'll get picked up. You'll be making 
a big mistake if you don't go with MV. They're dedicated to what they do and they love their 
passengers. 

Samelisha Duke stated that if you're not a consistent MV Transportation rider, vans have been 
consistently late. If your ride doesn't show up when MV says it will, the user will miss 
appointments. Medical will be billed for missed medical appointments. MV has gone through 
many changes and a new manager has been trying to pull things together but the dispatch system 
leaves much to be desired. Ms. Duke asked the Board to consider strongly having more than a 
single provider. 

Terence Jones, R&D Transportation, stated that the problem with dispatch is occurring across the 
country and not just in San Francisco. The problem is the software program. Stop trying to 
change providers when a new provider will face the same problems. When the software system is 
correct, there will be several providers. 

Nikki Freney, MV Transportation, stated that it's important for the Board to take a concerted 
effort to look at how the dispatch system operates and invited the Board and staff to see what 
they have to deal with. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in 
which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Alfonso Juarez, Superior Ct. #435899 filed on 1 1/22/04 for $2,000 

B. Mahalia Gilbert, Superior Ct. #426291 filed on 1 1/1 1/03 for $2,500 

C. Farmers Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0600916 filed on 10/17/05 for $6,152.02 

D. Kam Hung Tang, Unlitigated Claim #0503769 filed on 5/26/05 for $9,000 

RESOLUTION 06-001 

(10.2) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept and expend a grant from the 
Transportation Security Administration to provide the Muni Security Division with three bomb 
detection canines, all associated training, hotel and travel expenses, veterinary care and feed for 
the three teams and $120,000 for fiscal year 2006 for program implementation expenditures. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 06-002 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with Pacific Park Management, Inc. for the 
management of the Mission Bartlett Garage, for a term of six years commencing January 1, 2006, 
with extension options not to exceed four years, for a monthly management fee of $1,000 dollars, 
and with an annual incentive fee not to exceed $25,000 dollars per contract year. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

Ron Szeto, acting Director, Parking Authority presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Luis Granados requested that the Board to hold off on the decision to award the contract. He was 
told before, during and after the process that MEDA would not get the contract. Staff started the 
RFP process again because MEDA didn't receive the RFP. Pacific Park Management manages 
1 1 garages, and has $60 million in gross revenues. 

Rosabella Safont stated that the contract is a travesty and that she is ashamed of San Franciscans 
and entities that purport to have a fair process. The intent of the law is for disadvantaged 
business to compete fairly. This has not been a fair process. We took on the garage when it was 



full of prostitution, drug dealing and crime. We have vested interest in this community asset. 
The only reason MEDA lost is because we didn't get the disadvantaged points. She doesn't feel 
that the Board should vote on the contract today. The entire process has been irregular from the 
beginning to keep MEDA out of it. 

Robert Stang expressed appreciation to the Board for their confidence in a process that was fair 
and non-biased. He stated that Pacific Park Management will retain all employees, will invest in 
those employees in training and career advancements and will participate in the community. 
Pacific Park Management has increased revenue by 100% at the 16 th and Hoff garage in the past 
two years. They earned the contract fair and square. Mr. Stang urged the Board to ratify the 
contract. 

Fred Naranjo stated that Pacific Park Management has participated in the community at their 
other garage locations. Pacific Park Management is a black-owned company. They are not a 
conglomerate but are just hard working people. MEDA has done an exceptional job but this is 
not an entitlement. The MTA has a responsibility to be competitive. 

James Fields, Human Rights Commission stated that HRC is a neutral observer in the selection 
process and are present to assure that a fair and impartial process occurs. MEDA is not entitled 
to the bid-rating bonus under the Administrative Code. The process was fair. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - Din and McCray 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

The motion failed. 

12. Approving the 2 nd Amendment to the Lease with One South Associates for the lease of 
approximately 5,866 square feet on the ground floor of One South Van Ness and approximately 
38,288 square feet on the second floor and approving the expenditure of related moving and 
tenant improvement costs. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-003 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 



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ABSENT -Kasolas 



ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:06 p.m. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN 1 2 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7 lh Floor -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
S(415) 701-4505 FAX (415)701-4502 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING ft TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will befield in Room 400, at 
1 ( arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 41 5 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 



3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 1, 2005 Regular Meeting 
-January 3, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Citation Report 
-2004 Collision Report 
-FY06 1 st Quarter EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 



There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed frorrutrie Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Mauricio Gutierrez, Unlitigated Claim #0600009, filed on 7/1/05 for $5,900 

B. Dewey Brown, Superior Ct. #435625 filed on 10/20/04 for $6,000 

C. James Melkonian, Superior Ct. #438140, filed on 1/26/05 for $7,500 

D. Regina Volokh, Superior Ct. #429035, filed on 7/22/04 for $10,000 

E. Dominic Cole, Superior Ct. #433260 filed on 7/22/04 for $15,000 

F. Carlos De Almeida Florentine Superior Ct. #04436785 filed on 12/2/04 for $28,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, 
7 AM TO 3 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Pine Street, south side, from 
Montgomery Street to 155 feet easterly. 

B. RESCIND - 4-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, EXCEPT 
SUNDAY AND ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, 
EXCEPT SUNDAY AND ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - Mississippi 
St., east side, between Cesar Chavez and northern terminus. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY NO PARKING - Mississippi Street, west side, between Cesar 

Chavez Street and northern terminus. 

D. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Irwin Street, north 
side, between 7th and 8th Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - 17th Street, north side, from 25 to 58 feet east of Utah Street. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME AND BICYCLE LANES - 
McCoppin Street, north side, west of Valencia Street to terminus. 

G. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Sacramento Street, north side, from 53 feet to 73 feet 
west of Polk Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Laguna Honda Boulevard, both sides, between 

Portola Drive and Vasquez Avenue. 
I. ESTABLISH - LEFT TURN BIKE LANE - Laguna Honda Boulevard, southbound, between 

Ulloa Street and Portola Drive. 
J. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Laguna Honda Boulevard, both directions, at 

Hernandez Avenue. 
K. EXTEND - BICYCLE LANES - Potrero Avenue, southbound, from 120 feet south of 25 th 

Street to Cesar Chavez Street. 
L. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - 

SIDEWALK BULB - 1 122 Folsom St., north side, from Langton St. to 48 feet westerly and 

1 168 Folsom St., north side, from the west property line to the east property line. 



M. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Franklin Street, west side, from Turk Street to Golden Gate Avenue and 
Franklin Street, west side, from Turk Street to 80 feet northerly. 

N. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 10 PM, EVERYDAY) - Rodgers Street, east side, between Folsom Street and the 
southern terminus. 

O. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, LANE MUST TURN LEFT - Franklin St., northbound, at 
Turk Street. 

P. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - San Jose Avenue, east side, 
from 10 feet north of the north crosswalk at Farallones Street to 190 feet southerly; San Jose 
Avenue, west side, from Farallones Street to 173 feet northerly; San Jose Avenue, east side 
from Lakeview Avenue to 150 feet southerly; San Jose Avenue, west side, from Lakeview 
Avenue to 150 feet northerly; San Jose Avenue, east side, from 50 feet north of the northern 
crosswalk at Mount Vernon Avenue to 260 feet southerly; San Jose Avenue, west side, from 
Mount Vernon Avenue to 1 78 feet northerly; and, Lake Merced Boulevard, northbound, 
right turn lane onto Font Boulevard to the limit of the existing angle parking on the south 
side of Font Boulevard. 

Q. RESCIND - ONE-WAY STREET (SOUTHBOUND) - Elgin Park, between McCoppin 
Street and Duboce Avenue. 

R. RESCIND - ONE-WAY STREET (EASTBOUND) AND ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY 
STREET (WESTBOUND) - McCoppin Street, between Market Street and Elgin Park. 

S. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - McCoppin Street, south side, 
between Market Street and Elgin Park. 

T. ESTABLISH - BLUE ZONE - McCoppin Street, north side, from 40 feet to 60 feet east of 
Market Street. 

U. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Fillmore Street, east side, at 
the O'Farrell intersection. 

V. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 3 (9AM-6PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY) - Parker Avenue, west side, from Geary Boulevard to 50 feet southerly. 

W. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 4 - Stockton Street, east side, from North Point 
Street to 60 feet northerly (adds 3 meters). (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept and expend $1 17,000 of Regional 
Measure 2 operating funds for Owl Bus Service on the Bay Area Rapid Transit corridor for Fiscal 
Year 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0872J: Contract 31 Traffic 
Signal Modification, to Phoenix Electric Company to install signal equipment at 20 intersections for 
a total contract amount of $1,175,851.50. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and financial plan.) 



12. Presentation of FY2007 MTA budget and revenue and expenditure options. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) __ 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct 
a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Humberto Dominguez, Superior Ct. #422963 filed on 7/31/03 

(4.2) CCSF vs. Morganite, Superior Ct. #422635 filed on 7/21/03 for $515,000 (City to 
receive) 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 




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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2006 

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REGULAR MEETING 
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CLOSED SESSION 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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2:00 -REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

( hairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black - absent at Roll Call 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at Roll Call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

Director Kasolas requested that the minutes of the November 1, 2005 meeting be amended to 
include comments and requests that he had made regarding goals for workman's compensation cost 
reductions and containment, meeting with Secure Data Solutions, fare gate replacement project and 
if the Board had adopted a policy regarding fares. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that commentary was not included in board minutes. The minutes would 
be amended to include Director Kasolas's action items. 

Director Black arrived. 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 1, 2005 Regular Meeting as amended: 
unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the minutes of the January 3, 2006 meeting be amended to clarify 
that the motion to approve the Mission-Bartlett garage contract failed. 



On motion to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2006 Regular Meeting as amended: 
unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman Vaughns stated that last year the Board considered changing the start time of the meeting. 
At that time, she had stated that the matter would be revisited at the end of the year. She requested 
direction from board members regarding how to proceed.. 

Director Kasolas moved that the Board continue to meet at 2:00 p.m. 

Board Secretary Boomer advised that the Sunshine Ordinance did not allow action on any matter 
that wasn't on the agenda. 

On motion to continue to meet at 2:00 p.m.: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABESENT - McCray 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the Board receive a courtesy copy of press releases. Executive 
Director Ford stated that the Board would receive press releases in a timely fashion. 

Chairman Vaughns called attention to an article in the recent newsletter regarding an event at which 
MTA employees were recognized for ballpark service. Chairman Vaughns expressed hope that the 
Board would be invited to and included in recognition events involving the MTA in the future. 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

Chairman Vaughns stated that she had been requested to suspend the Rules of Order to allow for the 
election of officers to be tabled to the next meeting. 

On motion to suspend the Rules of Order and table the election of officers to the February 7, 2006 
meeting: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABESENT - McCray 



7. Executive Director's Report 

-Citation Report 
-2004 Collision Report 
-FY06 1 st Quarter EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Sylvia Harper, Commander, DPT Enforcement presented the Citation Report. 

Director Din requested that information on financial impact be included in the Citation Report. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT, presented the 2004 Collision Report. 

Vernon Crawley, Manager, EEO Manager presented the FY06 first quarter EEO report. 

Chairman Vaughns requested a status report on EEO aged cases. 

Executive Director Ford stated that the Chinese New Year's Parade will occur on February 11. 
Twenty-two Muni bus lines will be rerouted. Garages will provide shuttle service and valet 
parking services and parking control officers will be on hand to direct traffic. 

E.D. Ford stated that the Transit Effectiveness Project (T.E.P.) that is being undertaken in 
conjunction with the Controller's office would take 1 8 months to complete. The T.E.P. will look 
at ways to make Muni service more attractive to the public and that would be cost effective. The 
project will include a review of Muni's route structure and operational efficiency. A study of this 
magnitude has not been done in more than 25 years and is expected to result in a significant 
number of recommendations. Transportation Management Design has been selected to conduct 
the T.E.P. A project team consisting of a member of the MTA Board of Directors, Mr. Ford and 
Controller Ed Harrington will provide oversight. In addition a Policy Advisory Group, a 
Citizen's Advisory Committee and a Technical Advisory Committee will be established. Staff 
will present a draft scope of work to the Board at the February 7 meeting for the Board's review 
and comment. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that Director Din continue to serve as the board's liaison on the 
T.E.P. project. Director Din agreed to serve as liaison. 

E.D. Ford stated that in light of the recent fatalities, he had requested that APTA conduct a peer 
review of the MTA's safety program and compare it with industry best practices for safety. Staff 
will report their findings to the Board when the peer review is complete. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto expressed appreciation for the citation report. DPT needs to work hand in hand 
with Muni to keep transit corridors clear during rush hours. Mr. Taranto thanked staff for 
increasing white-zone enforcement and commended the Nikko and St. Regis hotels for adding 
additional space for taxicabs. Staff needs to deal with double-parking and with people who park 
in taxicab stands. 

Irwin Lum, President, Local 250A, stated that it is a priority for their members to provide safe and 
reliable transit service. Operators are willing to work with Mr. Ford. Mr. Lum suggested that staff 
look at the recent service reductions and at the Trapeze scheduling system to see how they relate to 
increased accidents. 

Roger Bazeley stated that the public appreciates the collision report. Capital improvements offer a 
twenty- four hour per day reminder to slow down. He expressed growing concern with older drivers 
and stated that a partnership with senior advocacy groups is important. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, stated that the CAC did not have any new policy recommendations. 
In January, the CAC will focus on the budget and will present their recommendations to the Board in 
early February. He expressed appreciation to Mr. Sunshine for his responsiveness to the CAC and 
welcomed Mr. Ford to the MTA. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold discussed safety concerns regarding the subway shutdown and communications 
associated with the shutdown. He expressed concern that people in wheelchairs will be at risk for 
injuries, falls or robberies late at night. LRV's have space for four wheelchairs while the substitute 
buses only have space for two wheelchairs. The notices put out by Accessible Services could give rise 
to claims of discrimination because the MTA is not giving fair access to everyone in a protected class. 

Barry Taranto welcomed Mr. Ford to the City and noted that San Francisco has more participants 
involved in the public process. He stated that the more open Mr. Ford is with the public, the more 
cooperation he'll get. He would like Caltrans to open both lanes from the Octavia Blvd to Highway 
101 due to the horrendous backlog of traffic. He asked DPT to look at signal timing at 3 rd and 
Guererro and at Kearny and 3' Street and stated that DPT must get more involved to make sure 
DPW closes streets in right way. 

David Pilpel stated that the September service reductions resulted in about 6% of the service being 
reduced. The platform budget was reduced by 3%. He stated that there are problems with the 
Trapeze scheduling software and that the system is more complicated for division dispatchers. He 
doesn't understand why the biennial quality review contract was being delayed for so long and 
expressed hope that the contract can be speeded up. 



Jim Gillespie, President, SF Taxi Association, expressed disappointment and concern that "Notice 
to Proceed" had been given for the Paratransit Debit Card program. The taxi industry was 
supportive of the program when it was originally proposed. The program was changed and the 
industry docs not now support it. They plan to file an injunction against this contract proceeding and 
they have already filed a federal complaint. He requested that the item be agendized for discussion. 

Martin Smith stated that he had been negotiating for the past week and a half with the paratransit 
debit card vendor. There was no Memorandum of Understanding with the taxi companies and taxi 
companies were never involved in putting together this debit card system. He would like to have 
this matter agendized for discussion at the next meeting and to have the contract rebid. 

Roger Bazeley stated that he would like to see the entire taxicab fleet equipped with devices that 
will give a receipt. The taxicab industry needs better driver training and better enforcement. Issues 
he raised previously regarding cable car safety, pavement markings and safety vests have not been 
addressed. Some operators drive over the speed limit when returning empty buses to the yards. 

Ernestine Weiss welcomed Mr. Ford and stated that he has a big job in front of him. She requested 
that Mr. Ford visit the Clay and Grant intersection to see the congestion. The city needs to form 
business improvement districts as the means to get money for parks and Muni. 

Dan Hinds, President, National Veterans Cab, stated that "Notice to Proceed" on the paratransit 
debit card was issued last week. The company that GPS was sold to reneged on GPS's deal with 
cab companies. The taxicab industry does not seek confrontation and is supportive of the project 
but not as the project is currently configured. He requested that the "Notice to Proceed" be 
rescinded. 

Herbert Weiner welcomed Mr. Ford to the Agency. He stated that the efforts of the MTA were 
fiscal suicide and grand theft and called the former general manager an "axe murderer". Muni's 
motto has been " Cheer up, things will get worse". 

Feysan Lodde welcomed Mr. Ford to San Francisco. She stated that MV Transportation would 
always be there to help. Ms. Lodde thanked Mr. Sunshine for doing a wonderful job and invited Mr. 
Ford and the Board to MV's offices. 

Francisco Da Costa, Director, Environmental Justice Advocacy, stated that he had previously 
requested that attention be paid to Muni drivers and the stress they endure while on the clock. He 
asked why the PUC was placing a combustion turbine next to Metro East and asked that the matter 
be investigated. Mr. Da Costa expressed support for drivers and for the common man. 

Carl Macmurdo, President, Taxi Permit Holder's Group, requested that the taxicab paratransit debit 
card matter be agendized for discussion soon. 

Director McCray arrived. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in 
which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Mauricio Gutierrez, Unlitigated Claim #0600009, filed on 7/1/05 for $5,900 

B. Dewey Brown, Superior Ct. #435625 filed on 10/20/04 for $6,000 

C. James Melkonian, Superior Ct. #438140, filed on 1/26/05 for $7,500 

D. Regina Volokh, Superior Ct. #429035, filed on 7/22/04 for $10,000 

E. Dominic Cole, Superior Ct. #433260 filed on 7/22/04 for $15,000 

F. Carlos De Almeida Florentino, Superior Ct. #04436785 filed on 12/2/04 for $28,000 

RESOLUTION 06-004 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, 7 
AM TO 3 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Pine Street, south side, from Montgomery 
Street to 155 feet easterly. 

B. RESCIND - 4-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY 
AND ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, EXCEPT 
SUNDAY AND ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - Mississippi St., east side, 
between Cesar Chavez and northern terminus. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO PARKING - Mississippi Street, west side, between Cesar 
Chavez Street and northern terminus. 

D. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Irwin Street, north 
side, between 7th and 8th Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - 17th Street, north side, from 25 to 58 feet east of Utah Street. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME AND BICYCLE LANES - 
McCoppin Street, north side, west of Valencia Street to terminus. 

G. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Sacramento Street, north side, from 53 feet to 73 feet 



west of Polk Street. 
11. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Laguna Honda Boulevard, both sides, between 

Portola Drive and Vasquez Avenue. 
I. ESTABLISH - LEFT TURN BIKE LANE - Laguna Honda Boulevard, southbound, between 

I Mloa Street and Portola Drive. 
J . ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Laguna Honda Boulevard, both directions, at 

Hernandez Avenue. 
K. EXTEND - BICYCLE LANES - Potrero Avenue, southbound, from 120 feet south of 25 th 

Street to Cesar Chavez Street. 
L. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - 

SIDEWALK BULB - 1 122 Folsom St., north side, from Langton St. to 48 feet westerly and 

1 168 Folsom St., north side, from the west property line to the east property line. 
M. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - Franklin Street, west side, from Turk Street to Golden Gate Avenue and Franklin 

Street, west side, from Turk Street to 80 feet northerly. 
N. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 

AM - 10 PM, EVERYDAY) - Rodgers Street, east side, between Folsom Street and the 

southern terminus. 
O. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, LANE MUST TURN LEFT - Franklin St., northbound, at 

Turk Street. 
P. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - San Jose Avenue, east side, 

from 10 feet north of the north crosswalk at Farallones Street to 190 feet southerly; San Jose 

Avenue, west side, from Farallones Street to 173 feet northerly; San Jose Avenue, east side 

from Lakeview Avenue to 150 feet southerly; San Jose Avenue, west side, from Lakeview 

Avenue to 150 feet northerly; San Jose Avenue, east side, from 50 feet north of the northern 

crosswalk at Mount Vernon Avenue to 260 feet southerly; San Jose Avenue, west side, from 

Mount Vernon Avenue to 178 feet northerly; and, Lake Merced Boulevard, northbound, right 

turn lane onto Font Boulevard to the limit of the existing angle parking on the south side of 

Font Boulevard. 
Q. RESCIND - ONE-WAY STREET (SOUTHBOUND) - Elgin Park, between McCoppin 

Street and Duboce Avenue. 
R. RESCIND - ONE-WAY STREET (EASTBOUND) AND ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY 

STREET (WESTBOUND) - McCoppin Street, between Market Street and Elgin Park. 
S. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - McCoppin Street, south side, 

between Market Street and Elgin Park. 
T. ESTABLISH - BLUE ZONE - McCoppin Street, north side, from 40 feet to 60 feet east of 

Market Street. 
U. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Fillmore Street, east side, at 

the O'Farrell intersection. 
V. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 3 (9AM-6PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY) - Parker Avenue, west side, from Geary Boulevard to 50 feet southerly. 
W. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 4 - Stockton Street, east side, from North Point 

Street to 60 feet northerly (adds 3 meters). (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 

resolution.) 



Items M and O were removed from the consent calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto, commenting on Items M and O, wondered why the changes were occurring. He 
stated that the left turn lane should be partially retained during rush hour. 

Jack Fleck, acting City Engineer, stated that the proposed action didn't revoke the existing tow 
away zone. When there was a freeway entrance at Gough Street there used to be a heavy demand 
for a left-turn lane for cars turning from Franklin onto Turk. Currently there is not a heavy 
demand for the left-turn lane. 

RESOLUTION 06-005 

On motion to approve Items M and O: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept and expend $1 17,000 of Regional 
Measure 2 operating funds for Owl Bus Service on the Bay Area Rapid Transit corridor for Fiscal 
Year 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

Item 10.3 was removed from the consent calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed concern that AC Transit will be operating on Market St. during owl 
period. 

Peter Straus stated that AC Transit had been operating owl service on Market Street since mid- 
December 2005 as part of a regional owl program. No additional new service will be running in 
San Francisco. 

RESOLUTION 06-006 

On motion to approve Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 M and O and Item 10.3 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 



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REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the award of Department of Public Works Contract No. 0872.T: Contract 31 Traffic 
Signal Modification, to Phoenix Electric Company to install signal equipment at 20 intersections for 
a total contract amount of $1,175,851.50. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and financial plan.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Roger Bazeley stated that there is an inconsistency between coordination between DPT and DPW 
with respect to sidewalk repaving following construction. He suggested that staff conduct a 
study to see if traffic speeds have increased in areas where mast arms have been put in. He 
expressed hope that pedestrian safety improvements are upgraded when these changes are made. 

Ernestine Weiss stated that people couldn't see the street signs on Van Ness because it is dark. 
The State needs to install white sodium day light lighting on Van Ness to fix the problem. The 
bumpy road condition on Van Ness needs to be fixed and a signal needs to be installed where the 
49, 47 and the 1 California lines meet and at Eddy St. where the 31 Balboa crosses Van Ness. 

RESOLUTION 06-007 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

12. Presentation of FY2007 MTA budget and revenue and expenditure options. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) 

Deb Ward, acting Chief Financial Officer presented the staff report. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that staff provide a comparative analysis between the current fiscal 
year budget and the FY07 budget. 

Director Kasolas requested the comparison with Los Angeles and their Proof of Payment system that 
had been previously requested by the Board. He also requested information regarding maintenance 
projects that had been deferred in past years including lost revenue that occurred as a result of the 
deferrals. 

Director Mezey requested a report on one-time expenditures and basic expenditures. 

Director McCray requested that staff discuss how the FY07 budget relates to recent service cuts. 









PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold, Coalition for Transit Justice, presented a letter requesting that the Board not adopt a 
budget that allows for any fare increases or service cuts. He urged the Board to revisit the Citation 
Report and stated that there was no basis to assume that there wouldn't be a continuing decline in 
revenue. Mr. Planthold also stated that the Board had a revenue package last spring that included 
higher parking fares and fees that, under pressure from the Board of Supervisors, was reduced. That 
package could be resurrected. 

David Pilpel wondered if $20 million in revenue from expanding the Proof of Payment program 
was realistic given the likely delays that will occur. He stated that if there is unrealized revenue on 
the Muni side then there must be unrealized revenue on the DPT side. DPT should look at 
enforcement more globally for ways to pull in more revenue. He expressed hope that staff would 
prepare a list of assumptions embedded in the budget. 

Prior to moving into closed session Board Secretary Boomer stated that the Morganite case that was 
listed on the agenda for $515,000 should have been listed at $205,000. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 5:51 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Michael Hursh, Deputy General Manager 



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3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct 
a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Humberto Dominguez, Superior Ct. #422963 filed on 7/31/03 

(4.2) CCSF vs. Morganite, Superior Ct. #422635 filed on 7/21/03 for $515,000 (City to 
receive) 

RESOLUTION 06-008 

On motion to approve settlement of the Morganite case in the amount of $205,000: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:33 p.m. 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Dominguez 
and Morganite cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle Morganite 
case in the amount of $205,000 and took no action in the Dominguez case. The Board also met in 
closed session for a conference with legal counsel to discuss anticipated litigation with the city as 
defendant. The Board took no action on that matter. 

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14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:34 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct 
Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB - 1 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7 ,h Floor -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
S(415) 701-4505 FAX (415)701-4502 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www . sfgo v . org/ sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-January 17, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: . 

A. Michelle Branner, Superior Ct. #434914 filed on 9/23/04 for $2,750 

B. State Farm Ins., Unlitigated Claim #0601351 filed on 12/6/05 for $6,020.74 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Rhode Island Street, both sides, 
between from the 1 100 block of Rhode Island to 22 nd Street and Bryant Street, both sides, 
between 21st and 22nd Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) -Lincoln Avenue, south side, between 
7th and 8th Avenues. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Divisadero Street, west side, between 
Haight and Waller Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Church Street, both sides, between 
Cesar Chavez and 27th Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Geary Street, south side, from the Powell Street intersection to 138 feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - South Van Ness Avenue, 
west side, from 60 to 100 feet north of the Cesar Chavez Street intersection. 

G. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Harriet Street, west side, 
from 245 feet to 292 feet north of Bryant Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING, 8 PM TO 4 AM, FRIDAY NIGHT 

THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING - Broadway, both sides, between Columbus Avenue 

and Montgomery Street. 
I. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - Howard Street, north side, between Main and Beale Streets. 
J. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 9 AM, AND 4 PM - 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Howard Street, north side, from Beale Street to 200 

feet westerly. 
K. ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT MUNI - Howard Street, 

eastbound, approaching Spear Street. 
L. ESTABLISH - BUS STOP, TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING, 6 AM TO 10 AM, MONDAY 

THROUGH FRIDAY - Howard Street, south side, from Spear Street to 90 feet easterly. 
M. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Howard Street, westbound, from the Embarcadero to 

Fremont Street. 
N. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Northbound Potrero Avenue at the Cesar Chavez 

Interchange from the 101 southbound off-ramp to 190 feet southerly. (Explanatory 

documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Discussion of various proposals for the FY07 MT A Budget and possible action to direct staff 
to include certain proposals in the FY07 MTA budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report.) 

12. Public hearing on possible changes to parking rates in Parking Authority and City-owned 
garages and lots. (No explanatory documents.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with Pacific Park Management, Inc. for the 
management of the Mission Bartlett Garage, for a term of six years commencing January 1, 2006, 
with extension options not to exceed four years, for a monthly management fee of $1,000 dollars, 
and with an annual incentive fee not to exceed $25,000 dollars per contract year. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 3 to Contract No. CCO-03-883 
with Brookville Equipment Corporation, for the partial rehabilitation of 1 1 Presidents 
Conference Committee streetcars to increase the total contract amount by $3,201,181, for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $7,259,910.22, and to extend the time of completion by 395 
calendar days to March 10, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
contract modification.) 

15. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract for Workers' Compensation Bill Review 
Services and Medical Treatment Utilization Review Services with Fair Isaac Company for five 
years, plus two one-year extensions, for an amount not to exceed $675,000 per year. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

16. Authorizing the Director to execute the Second Amendment to the Consulting Agreement 
and a separate License Agreement for the use of a proprietary business model for workers' 
compensation bill review with David Donn Consulting with license and consulting fees based on 
a percentage of the workers compensation medical costs savings to the MTA, fees not to exceed 
$95,000 per year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and 
agreement.) 

17. Public hearing and possible action regarding the start time of the MTA Board of Director's 
meeting. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

18. Public Comment on matters to be considered in Closed Session. 

19. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 



1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4. 1) Kenneth Rodriguez & Sandy Funes, District Court of Appeals #A1 09980, filed on 
5/22/01 for $460,000 (Rodriguez to receive $230,000, Funes to receive $230,000) 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation regarding the Paratransit Debit Card Program: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

21 . Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 







Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 7 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7" 1 FLOOR -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
S(41 5) 701-4505 FAX (4 15)701-4502 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black - absent at roll call 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at roll call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the January 17, 2006 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Black, McCray- absent). 

5. Communications 

Chairman Vaughns stated that all board and commission presidents had been requested to read a 
letter from Mayor Gavin Newsom regarding the budget. Chairman Vaughns requested Board 
Secretary Boomer to read the letter. Chairman Vaughns advised that the Board and staff would 
respond to the Mayor's directive as appropriate. 

Board Secretary Boomer informed the Board that Items 15 and 16 regarding Workers' 
Compensation had been removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

Director Black arrived. 



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6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman Vaughns, noting that Prop E refers to the Director of Transportation, requested that 
legal counsel investigate and provide information regarding necessary procedure to change the 
working title from Director of Transportation to Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. 
Deputy City Attorney Friedlander stated that nothing in Prop. E that prohibits the Board or the 
incumbent from using a different title. Chairman Vaughns requested that the Board Secretary 
agendize the matter for the next meeting. 

Director McCray arrived. 

Chairman Vaughns requested direction from legal counsel regarding the process for including 
the Parking Authority under the responsibility, accountability, auspices of the Executive Director. 
Deputy City Attorney Friedlander stated that she would investigate the issue. 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

Chairman Vaughns stated that she had been requested by the Mayor's office to postpone this 
election to a later date because the Mayor was in the process of appointing two new appointees to 
complement the Board. 

The election of officers was tabled. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Ford introduced Shahnam Farhangi, acting Deputy General Manager, 
Construction, who presented a status report on the Metro Overhead Lines Reconstruction Project. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that work continues on the Transit Effectiveness Project. It was 
previously stated that staff would present the scope of work and budget to the Board at the 
February 7 meeting, however staff was still negotiating with the contractor, Transportation 
Management Design. The item will be presented to the Board at a future meeting. On February 
1, Director Din participated in the TEP Policy Advisory Committee. The TEP is expected to 
wrap up in June 2007 but staff will move ahead on certain recommendations as they come 
forward. 

Exec. Director Ford announced that Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager for Safety and 
Training will be leaving the MTA to work for VTA and thanked Mr. Hursh for his dedication. 
Mike Hursh thanked the Board for the opportunity to care for the system. Chairman Vaughns 
expressed her appreciation on behalf of the Board to Mr. Hursh and wished him well. 



Director kasolas requested an update in sixty days on the status of the MTA's efforts to secure 
Homeland Security grant funds. 

Chairman Vaughns requested a quarterly report on contracts issued under the Executive 
Director's discretionary authority. E.D. Ford stated that a report would be provided on a 
quarterly basis. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, expressed appreciation that the CAC was included in the 
T.E.P. Policy Advisory Group. The CAC does not have new budget recommendations. 

9. Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that the switch at the Castro Station crossover doesn't clear properly which 
results in a timing delay. Also, due to the bus substitution for the Metro Overhead lines project, 
there are too many buses in the Castro and on Market Street. He stated that the Board should re- 
look at its fare policy and revenue collection and suggested appointing a Board member to the 
Joint Powers Board and the Transbay Joint Powers Authority. 

DeeAnn Hendrix, PCC Secretary, stated that her experience with MV Transportation was not the 
best. Sometimes she waits for one to four hours. Sometimes MV wouldn't come at all and they 
are never on-time for her standing reservation on Thursdays. Drivers don't do the "four-point tie 
down". She stated that she looks forward to working with Transmetro and Medsam. 

Laurie Graham stated that she supports the process by which vendors were selected to provide 
paratransit van service. The selection committee included paratransit users and the Paratransit 
broker kept the PCC apprised of the committee's progress. She further stated that it is difficult 
because not all companies are selected however she supports the outcome and the process. 
Unfortunately MV has had significant service quality issues in past few years. 

Jessie Lorenz, Mayors Office of Disability, stated that their office works to insure that the city 
and county is in compliance with the ADA. Their office has reviewed the RFP process and 
believes that it was fair and objective. He stated that their office also processes complaints. An 
overwhelming number of the complaints they receive are against MV Transportation. 

Alex Lodde, MV Transportation, stated that the process was unfair and will be disastrous for San 
Francisco. ATC/Conex has done everything in it's' power to subvert the process. Elizabeth 
Grigsby was on the panel and was told that MV wasn't going to be the provider even before the 
process began. The new contractors don't have the depth or talent to provide the service and 
Transmetro's vehicle insurance has lapsed several times. 

Russell Green stated that riders just learned that MV wasn't going to be providing service. 
While MV doesn't provide on-time service all the time, they aren't one to four hours late. MV 



just went union. He urged the Board to keep MV in business. 

Elizabeth Grigsby stated that she was on the committee that looked over the lift van proposals 
and she doesn't think the process was fair. She stated that she was told that whoever got the 
lowest bid would be picked but now she is hearing a different story. She stated that she was also 
told that if she were to stay with MV that she would have to pay out of pocket. MV is doing the 
best they can. They are late sometimes but that's because of the system they use. She requested 
that the Board give MV their contract back. 

Derek Calhoun, Manager, MV Transportation, expressed concern that the process be thoroughly 
investigated. This action affects tons of union jobs. He stated that he has grave concerns for his 
employees and riders. 

Flo Ioane stated that she has worked for MV for 15 years and is proud of what she does. People 
enjoy riding with MV. They don't want to ride with anybody else and won't feel safe with 
people they never rode with. San Francisco will lose experience and know-how. 

John Biard, Attorney for MV Transportation, stated that the RFP didn't contain provisions for 
employees. MV has asked several times for documents that support the decision. ATC/Conex is 
hiding that they are a private company. There are issues regarding cancelled insurance and 
falsified safety records that need to be looked at. 

Lonnie Ruben stated that MV is a dedicated group of people who are compassionate. If given a 
fair opportunity, MV would receive some, if not all, of the contract. He stated that he is not 
happy that MV had been aced out. MV's number one concern is the clients they serve daily. He 
urged the Board to take closer look. 

Thomas George- Williams, United Taxicab Workers, stated they have asked for over a year for 
enforcement of white zones in front of downtown hotels. Limousines are stealing fares from 
taxicabs. In July some officers started to enforce the white zone but it was without effect. Limos 
need to adhere to the five-minute rule. Regarding MV Transportation, he stated that it is 
outrageous to replace a union operator with a non-union provider. 

Silas Telfor stated that the MV process was not fair. The elderly and sick are disturbed. He 
stated that he doesn't have problem with choice, but does have a problem with bickering and 
with the two new companies. He expressed hope that the Board reviews this. 

Howard Strassner stated that it was time to kill the Central Subway project. The cost is up to 
$1.5 billion and the project won't carry anybody. The Sierra Club has provided a letter that 
outlines 23 ways to help Muni. They don't want to see more fare increases or service cuts. The 
parking tax is important because it destroys the opportunity to build more garages downtown. 
Meter rates need to keep going up. He asked what was sacred about meters not operating on 
Sunday or stopping at 6:00 p.m. 



Barry Taranto wondered why cable cars were idle for so long at certain stops and suggested that 
if there was better and more enforcement maybe they wouldn't have accidents. The MTA should 
make sure it hires more officers. He stated that people aren't being told about the bus 
substitution for the Castro/Market project until they get down to the platform. He expressed 
hope that the MTA keeps enforcing transit corridors. 

Steve Rockwell, Institute on Aging, expressed support for Medsam and stated that Medsam 
transports frail seniors to their sites. Medsam has provided high-quality service. 

Eva Block expressed support for Medsam as a long time service provider to Lighthouse for the 
Blind. Medsam is on-time and courteous and the Lighthouse is very happy with how they treat us. 

Paralee Wells stated that Medsam always takes her to her door and she appreciates them. They 
are great people. 

Sandra Fancher, PCC, expressed support for Medsam as she has had positive results with them. 

Erma Brim stated that she had been a long-time user of paratransit services. MV is not perfect 
and neither is Medsam. MV has provided transportation whether there was money or not. They 
are in her neighborhood while the others are from somewhere else. 

Denise Guillory asked why she has to go to Medsam or Transmetro. These are companies that 
she knows nothing about. She stated that she feels a lot better with MV and has been riding with 
them since 1996. MV dispatchers and drivers are courteous and protective. MV provided help 
when she didn't have a reservation. It's not right to move her to another service. 

Linda Cole stated that her mother uses MV three times a week. MV has given them fairly good 
service and MV dispatchers have helped them out considerably. When MV is going to be late, 
they gave notice and MV has waited when necessary. Drivers are kind and considerate. 
Please don't change contractors. 

Rua Graffis, United Taxicab Workers, stated that she has had both good and bad times with MV. 
Most of the problems were because drivers were new. There is high driver turnover because of 
low wages. RFPs should require that the contractor provide minimum benefits for their workers. 

Patricia Lovelock, PCC, stated that she had heard constant and unrelentingly complaints against 
MV. The PCC has had MV attend their meetings over and over again and have requested 
changes. MV needs to get really straight that they are not the only game in town. People may be 
afraid of a change initially but if others can provide better service, then that's what needs to be 
done. 

Ruth Lawner, PCC, stated that she keeps hearing MV say how wonderful they are. The Mayor's 

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Disability Council has had a plethora of complaints against them. When MV makes riders late 
for their medical appointments, doctors cancel the appointments but still bill Medicare. 

Paul Lee, Secretary- Treasurer, TWTJ, Local 250 A, stated that he represents MV drivers. San 
Francisco will lose quality service. Users have testified that MV doesn't just drop people off but 
that MV goes all the way to meet the user's needs. He expressed concern that many employees 
will be facing unemployment and expressed hope that the Board will help MV stay in the picture. 

Michael Brown stated that he has been working with MV since 1996. His job is to help clients 
get down the stairs. It means so much to people when they can get out of their nursing homes. 
Many things can go wrong when moving people in wheelchair. 

Vincent Webster, MV Safety and Training manager, stated that MV is a family owned and 
operated company. The owners working side by side with the employees and MV hires, trains 
and promotes from within. MV is deeply embedded in the Bayview community. 

Katie Greeter, MV rider, stated that she enjoys MV and wants to stay with them. 

Bettye Brooks requested that MV's contract be renewed. She is a dialysis patient and is picked 
up three days a week by MV. She stated that she has no problem with MV and hasn't heard any 
complaints. It would be a tragedy if MV's contract isn't renewed. 

Cathy Davis stated that MV has been serving the BVHP Senior Services Center for over 30 
years. She requested that the Board look at the process because it doesn't make sense that MV 
ranked last in experience, management and maintenance. There is a conflict with Conex who is 
competing with MV across the country. The smaller companies will not be able to take over the 
contract on April 1 and it will result in seniors being hurt. 

Dorothea Velez stated that she has been left waiting in the rain by other providers for two hours. 
MV has drivers who are courteous and safe. One of the other company's driver was rude and 
talked on the phone while driving. That driver screamed at her when she said something. MV is 
doing a good job. 

Herbert Weiner stated that he would like a monthly report that would include runs missed, 
lateness of runs, how statistics differ from the previous month and what Muni is doing to remedy 
the problems. This information should be posted on the web. He stated that he waited for a 1- 
California bus for a long time and when a bus did arrive, the operator had no explanation for why 
the bus was late. He stated that there is a similarity between Muni and the lottery - both are a 
gamble. 

Alex Gaines stated that sometimes MV has been late but he's gotten to his dialysis appointments. 
He stated that his driver is a nice lady and asked that MV be able to stay with him. 

Samelisha Duke stated that MV started talking with the unions when Muni started talking about 

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ha\ ing more than one provider for lift van service. Transmetro drivers are getting better and are 
being provided with more training. Transmetro is capable of taking over. 

Griff Humphrey, PCC member, stated that he was a member of the selection committee to pick a 
new provider. He stated that he was not happy with the way it turned out but he must say that the 
committee went overboard to be fair. 

Bruce Oka stated that he has nothing but the highest respect for the process that took place in the 
selection of Transmetro and Medsam. MV has been our friend and partner in paratransit since 
the beginning. One cannot overlook the numerous attempts to bring MV up to snuff with regards 
to complaints and on-time performance. The process was fair and above board and it's unfair to 
characterize the broker as the villain. 

Marc Soto, ATC/Conex stated that the process was similar, if not identical to the process used in 
2001 when MV was chosen as the lift van provider. He stated that materials that would be 
helpful to MV in understanding the process were provided to them. Both of the new providers 
have proven records. He stated that they will allow ample time for a smooth transition and they 
are currently doing extensive public outreach. 

Annie Parks stated that she called Transmetro on Sunday to try the service. The phone number 
had been changed and when she was referred to another number, a voice message said that 
nobody was available. Transmetro is not prepared to meet the public's demands. Keep the MV 
contract. 

Nick Buick stated that they used to use MV but changed because frail and elderly seniors would 
wait for hours. They finally called it quits with MV and have been using Transmetro ever since. 
Transmetro has provided excellent service. 

Lawrence Lynn stated that he is concerned about losing MV. MV helped his mother a lot and he 
doesn't believe that other providers will be able to help. Keep the MV contract. 

Corteylo Shepherd stated that MV is like family to their clients. Please keep their contract. 

Lupe Laulu, MV driver, stated that she loves everybody that she picks up. Her riders love how 
she treats them and they will miss her if she's gone. The contract is important to MV employees 
who want to work. The employees want MV to have their contract back. 

Larubiana Naylor, MV driver, stated that she needs her job. MV loves their clients and takes 
good care of them. Drivers are late because of traffic. The contract should be reconsidered. 

Kevin Klika, MV transportation, stated that MV put higher wages and better benefits in their 
contract. He stated that an outside consultant should look at the process for the best interests of 
their clients. The new providers have called MV's managers and asked MV's managers to work 
for them. 

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Iona Longhorn expressed appreciation to MV for being accommodating, for operators who 
provide the proper change, for drivers who don't just leave her on the street and for the owner 
who helps her. She expressed hope that she can still have MV. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Michelle Branner, Superior Ct. #434914 filed on 9/23/04 for $2,750 

B. State Farm Ins., Unlitigated Claim #0601351 filed on 12/6/05 for $6,020.74 

RESOLUTION 06-009 
(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 



A. 



ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Rhode Island Street, both sides, 



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between from the 1 100 block of Rhode Island to 22 Street and Bryant Street, both sides, 
between 21st and 22nd Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) -Lincoln Avenue, south side, between 
7th and 8th Avenues. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Divisadero Street, west side, between 
Haight and Waller Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Church Street, both sides, between 
Cesar Chavez and 27th Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

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FRIDAY - Geary Street, south side, from the Powell Street intersection to 138 feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW- AW AY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - South Van Ness Avenue, 
west side, from 60 to 100 feet north of the Cesar Chavez Street intersection. 

G. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Harriet Street, west side, 
from 245 feet to 292 feet north of Bryant Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AW AY, NO PARKING, 8 PM TO 4 AM, FRIDAY NIGHT 

THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING - Broadway, both sides, between Columbus Avenue 

and Montgomery Street. 
I. RESCIND - TOW- AW AY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - Howard Street, north side, between Main and Beale Streets. 
J. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 9 AM, AND 4 PM - 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Howard Street, north side, from Beale Street to 200 

feet westerly. 
K. ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT MUNI - Howard Street, 

eastbound, approaching Spear Street. 
L. ESTABLISH - BUS STOP, TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, 6 AM TO 10 AM, MONDAY 

THROUGH FRIDAY - Howard Street, south side, from Spear Street to 90 feet easterly. 
M. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Howard Street, westbound, from the Embarcadero to 

Fremont Street. 
N. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Northbound Potrero Avenue at the Cesar Chavez 

Interchange from the 101 southbound off-ramp to 190 feet southerly. (Explanatory 

documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 06-010 

Items I, J and K were removed from the consent calendar at the request of a member of the 
public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto discussed items I, J, K and stated that as a result of what happened on New 
Montgomery and Howard, these changes should be done on a trial basis. Staff needs to make 
sure that cars stay on Howard Street and that they don't return to Mission Street. Traffic near the 
convention center is a mess. 

Jack Fleck, Traffic Engineer, stated that the changes are west of the location described by Mr. 
Taranto so the comment about Moscone Center isn't relevant. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items I, J and K severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

On motion to approve Item 10.2, 1, J and K: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Discussion of various proposals for the FY07 MTA Budget and possible action to direct staff 
to include certain proposals in the FY07 MTA budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report.) 

E.D. Ford stated that the draft budget included approximately $667 million in expenditures and a 
revenue shortfall of $4.1 million. The draft budget includes no proposals to increase fares, fees 
or fines or layoff employees but does include a proposal to increase some garage rates. The 
MTA can address the shortfall by a more in depth budget review. 

Brenda Walker, Acting Budget Manager, presented the FY07 budget. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that staff provide a comparison of what a 1%, 3% and 5% cutback 
in the budget would look like. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Board would have the opportunity to address the budget at 
their February 21 and February 28 meeting. The February 28 meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. 
and must be concluded by 3:00 p.m. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Charlie Walker stated that he had appeared before the Board three or four times previously to 
discuss left turns on Third St. The people who built Third St. are getting ready to close off 
Cargo Way to left turns. The turns should be allowed after 8:00 p.m. No one has given the 
community the common courtesy of saying that they would look at it. 

Chairman Vaughns stated that the Board heard his comments and that Mr. Ford will get back to 
him within 30 days. 

Nile Heitz stated that Bayview residents were told that the Cargo Way bridge would only be 
closed for six months but that was two years ago. The left turn lane at Arthur is very wide and 
left turn lanes are being made there. He stated that he had heard that a bicycle lane will be put in 
at that location but the traffic lanes are very narrow. Mr. Heitz presented a petition to the Board. 

Howard Strassner stated that it's good to have the preventive maintenance initiatives but they are 
balanced by large one-time transfers. He stated that he had been calling for a reserve fund so it's 
good that the MTA is going to do that. The MTA can do some good with the parking stuff. 
When you set a pace of higher, better meter rates, money will keep coming in and you will solve 
your problems in the long run. This draft budget is a good start. 

Thomas Georges- Williams stated that Supervisor Alioto had proposed a law that extends cab 

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service to the paratransit community for one year. There is talk about another meter increase. 
The MTA needs to put increases into their own budget. 

Rua Graffis, United Taxicab Workers, stated the industry was promised that the meter rate would 
sunset in three years. The legislation was good because it provided cab service to paratransit 
riders but it takes money out of the drivers' pockets. If Muni has a budget problem there are 
ways to resolve it by better fiscal management. 

Mark Gruberg, United Taxicab Workers, stated that towards the end of 2002, cab companies had 
asked the Board of Supervisor for a taxi meter increase to fund an increase to their gate fee. In 
return, they were promised a health care plan, which cab drivers are still waiting for. Cab drivers 
signed off on the legislation based on the promise of a three-year sunset clause. Muni has no 
right to ask for an extension. The MTA or the Transportation Authority should find the money in 
their budgets. 

12. Public hearing on possible changes to parking rates in Parking Authority and City-owned 
garages and lots. (No explanatory documents.) 

Ron Szeto, acting Executive Director, Parking Authority, presented the staff report. 

Director Kasolas requested that staff propose parking rates for motorcycles. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, stated that Prop. E precludes the MTA from filling up garages 
with monthly parkers. Two dollars an hour is low when it costs $1.50 to ride Muni. The chart 
prepared by Mr. Szeto should be expanded to include other garages. Mr. Szeto makes 
conservative predictions. Mr. Strassner urged the Board to get more aggressive with the 
increases. If someone comes into a garage during the peak period, there should be a surcharge. 

David Pilpel expressed support for the direction that staff is going. 

Norman Rolfe stated that the MTA is supposed to encourage the use of public transportation. If 
it is too easy and cheap to use garages, people will be discouraged from using public 
transportation. He urged the Board to maximize revenue and ridership for Muni. The main 
premise should be to increase public transit use. 

This item was continued to the meeting of February 21, 2006. 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute the contract with Pacific Park Management, Inc. for the 
management of the Mission Bartlett Garage, for a term of six years commencing January 1, 2006, 
with extension options not to exceed four years, for a monthly management fee of $1 ,000 dollars, 
and with an annual incentive fee not to exceed $25,000 dollars per contract year. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ruby Harris requested that the contract not be awarded to Pacific Park Management. This is a 
huge disservice to the community. Revenues generated by the garage will be invested outside of 
the neighborhood. The process was flawed and the Board should deny the granting of the 
contract. 

Teresa Garcia requested that the Board deny the award of the contract to Pacific Part 
Management. The process was flawed and biased. MEDA has successfully managed the garage 
for the past 14 years. Pacific Park Management isn't really a disadvantaged business. She urged 
the MTA to start the process over again. 

Rosabella Safont stated that compassion and common sense didn't filter down to the Department 
of Parking and Traffic. It is disingenuous to talk about working with the community. Legislation 
could have been worked out with the Board of Supervisors that changed the DBE requirements. 
DPT should have guaranteed a fair process but they set up roadblocks. The political will is such 
that this garage will be taken away from us. 

Luis Granados stated that the mission statement of the MTA includes keeping the public interest 
in mind. The community interests that were in MEDA's proposal were not in other bidders 
proposals. The recent denial of the contract by the Board was an opportunity to start over. Staff 
did not take the opportunity to craft a compromise that would have created a win-win situation. 

Tomas Lee, Supervisor Ammiano's Office, stated that Sup. Ammiano urged the Board to 
continue the matter to allow staff to work with MEDA. The Mayor had indicated strong support 
for a solution that would benefit both organizations and had directed staff to contact MEDA and 
Supervisor Ammiano's office to discuss a proposed compromise. He urged the Board to heed 
the request by the Mission's community organizations to retain the garage as a community asset 
and to channel the revenues towards projects that benefit the community. 

Eric Quezada stated that it's a no-brainer to look for a win-win situation with the community. He 
does not understand why the MTA wouldn't look at ways of having the greatest impact on the 
community when that's the direction that the Mayor had been asking for. He stated that the 
MTA should start the process over again. Losing this valuable asset would be detrimental to the 
community. 

RESOLUTION 06-011 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - Black and McCray 

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14. Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 3 to Contract No. CCO-03-883 
with Brookville Equipment Corporation, for the partial rehabilitation of 1 1 Presidents 
Conference Committee streetcars to increase the total contract amount by $3,201,181, for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $7,259,910.22, and to extend the time of completion by 395 
calendar days to March 10, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
contract modification.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that Metro East has very little covered storage and because it is close to the 
water, there will be further deterioration of the vehicles. 

RESOLUTION 06-012 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

15. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract for Workers' Compensation Bill Review 
Services and Medical Treatment Utilization Review Services with Fair Isaac Company for five 
years, plus two one-year extensions, for an amount not to exceed $675,000 per year. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

This item was removed from the Agenda at the request of staff. It will appear on the February 
21, 2006 agenda. 

16. Authorizing the Director to execute the Second Amendment to the Consulting Agreement 
and a separate License Agreement for the use of a proprietary business model for workers' 
compensation bill review with David Dorm Consulting with license and consulting fees based on 
a percentage of the workers compensation medical costs savings to the MTA, fees not to exceed 
$95,000 per year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and 
agreement.) 

This item was removed from the Agenda at the request of staff. It will appear on the February 21, 
2006 agenda. 

17. Public hearing and possible action regarding the start time of the MTA Board of Director's 
meeting. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that he was not initially supportive of the move to 2:00 p.m. but admits that 

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he was wrong. This item is worth reviewing from time to time. 
RESOLUTION 06-013 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

18. Public Comment on matters to be considered in Closed Session. 

Thomas George Williams stated that the paratransit debit card contract is narrow minded because 
it doesn't provide options to taxi cab companies. It provides one system from only one company. 

David Pilpel stated that if the action in closed session concludes the Rodriguez matter then he 
would reluctantly be supportive. It is unfortunate that we have to pay this amount of money and 
that it took so long. It is most prudent to conclude the matter. 

Dan Hinds stated that GPS Data Solutions put in the winning bid for the paratransit debit card 
contract. At the time, the taxicab industry gave overwhelming support. Later, due to a failure to 
obtain a bond, the contractor struck a deal and betrayed the cab industry. The proposal is 
overpriced, ill conceived and out dated. We support the debit card program but don't support 
this project. 

Jim Gillespie stated that the taxi community has serious concerns with the debit card project. It 
is in the hands of questionable contractors. The current contract must be halted and rebid. 
Without the support of the taxi industry, paratransit service couldn't succeed. It is important to 
seriously consider the industry's views. The cab industry supports the goals of the debit card 
project. 

Rua Graffis stated that as a cab driver and paratransit user, she has a high interest in seeing this 
project move forward. The project would save over three million dollars in printing costs alone. 
She stated she's here today to say "slow it down". The contractor said that it would be an open 
system but after they got the bid, it was a shell game. 

Bruce Oka stated that cab companies rarely agree on any one subject. That they united on this 
issue must serve as a signal that there is something wrong. Whether the process was fair or not, 
the industry does not support the project. The project is not going to work if the industry doesn't 
support it. Re-biding the contract is better than forcing the current contract on an industry that 
can't support it. 

19. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

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RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

( 'hainnan Vaughns called the closed session to order at 6:58 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Jonathan Rolnick, Deputy City Attorney 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Diana Hammons, Chief of Staff 

Shahnam Farhangi, Deputy General Manager, Construction 
Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services 
Roger Nguyen, Project Manager 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Kenneth Rodriguez & Sandy Funes, District Court of Appeals #A109980, filed on 
5/22/01 for $460,000 (Rodriguez to receive $230,000, Funes to receive $230,000) 

RESOLUTION 06-014 

On motion to approve: 

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ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, and Mezey 

NAYES - Vaughns 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation regarding the Paratransit Debit Card Program: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 8:10 p.m. 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the 
Rodriguez/Funes case with the City Attorney. The Board voted to settle the Rodriguez/Funes 
case on a five to one vote with Chairman Vaughns opposed. The Board also met in closed 
session for a conference with the City Attorney to discuss anticipated litigation regarding the 
Paratransit Debit Card Program. The Board took no action on that matter. 

21. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (McCray- absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



DOCUMENTS DEPI 
FEB 1 7 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel Ford 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7'" Floor -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
S(41 5) 701-4505 FAX (415)701-4502 




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CISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 C 'arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -I layes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

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or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-February 7, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Controller's Transit Effectiveness Project 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
01 will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. W'ai Yuen Ng, Unlitigated Claim #600453 filed on 8/18/05 for $6,750 

B. Ruben Salem, Unlitigated Claim #503232 filed on 4/1 1/05 for $7,593.85 

C. Georgi Atanasov, Unlitigated Claim #600811 filed on 9/30/05 for $8,358.69 

D. Victoria Chamara, Unlitigated Claim #503704 filed on 5/20/05 for $12,250 

E. Jaime Powell, Litigated Claim #60667 filed on 5/16/05 for $12,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW- AW AY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Santa Clara Avenue, east 
side, from San Anselmo Avenue to 20 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Yerba Buena Avenue, north 
side, from the Miraloma Drive crosswalk to the projection of the west property line of 
Ravenwood Drive. 

C. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Holyoke Street, 
west side, between Woolsey Street and Karen Court. 

D. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Guerrero Street, east side, from 
21st Street to 60 feet northerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING -10th Avenue, east side, 
between the driveways of 1365 and 1371 10th Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to designate DPT classifications for Electrician Supervisor I, 
Maintenance Machinist Supervisor I, Electrician Supervisor II, Maintenance Machinist, 
Electrician as service-critical. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(10.4) Designating the Director of Transportation with the working title of "Executive 
Director/Chief Executive Officer" of the Municipal Transportation Agency. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) 



(10.5) Authorizing the Dept. of Public Works to reject all bids received for DPW Contract No. 
0944J: Mission Street (14 th Street to 26 th Street) Traffic Signal Upgrade, and issue a new bid c; 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Public hearing on possible changes to parking rates in Parking Authority and City-owned 
garages and lots. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

(This item was heard at and continued from the February 7, 2006 meeting.) 






12. Discussion of various proposals for the FY07 MTA Budget and possible action to direct 
staff to include certain proposals in the FY07 MTA budget. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract for Workers' Compensation Bill Review 
Services and Medical Treatment Utilization Review Services with Fair Isaac Company for five 
years, plus two one-year extensions, for an amount not to exceed $675,000 per year. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute the Second Amendment to the Consulting Agreement 
and a separate License Agreement for the use of a proprietary business model for workers' 
compensation bill review with David Donn Consulting with license and consulting fees based on 
a percentage of the workers compensation medical costs savings to the MTA, fees not to exceed 
$95,000 per year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and 
agreement.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 1 7 Z006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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2:00- REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1 . Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent with notification 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

Director Kasolas requested that the minutes from the February 7, 2006 meeting include his 
recommendation that staff move ahead with a 5% budget cut and report back to the Board. 

On motion to approve the minutes as amended of the February 7, 2006 Regular Meeting: 
unanimously approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Din requested that staff present a plan that will address meaningful off-peak, evening, 
and weekend service. 



Director Kasolas requested that staff confirm the accuracy of Muni's ridership numbers as 
reported in an Examiner article that discussed gas prices and public transit. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Controller's Transit Effectiveness Project 
-Ongoing Activities 

Bill Lieberman, Deputy General Manager, Planning, presented the Transit Effectiveness Project. 

Shahnam Farhangi, DGM, Construction, presented the West Portal track replacement project. 

Exec. Director Ford announced that Carter Rohan will join the MTA as the new Deputy General 
Manager of Construction. 

E.D. Ford announced that he has assigned responsibility for Safety, Training and Security to the 
Office of the Deputy Executive Director. Stuart Sunshine will be responsible for the APTA 
Safety Peer Review. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed concern that the TEP policy groups had discussed eliminating the on-time 
performance standards rather than discuss how to meet them. He stated that he was impressed that 
the quarterly service standards report would include an explanation of the data. He stated that the 
northwest and northeast corners near the West Portal station need repaving. He noted that the "Half 
Grand Union" area is controlled by the signal system but that the crossover was not. 

Dave Snyder stated that the TEP project is important to the future of public transportation. He 
stated that a strategic recommendation should be to set an ambitious goal for transit efficiency. 
One of SPUR's recommendations for such a goal is to move 25% faster on lines that carry 80% 
of the people. He stated that it is important that the "Transit Preferential Streets" project is 
included in the scope of work for the audit. 

John Hirten stated that he fully supports the TEP recommendations. Muni has lacked a 
comprehensive planning process. He stated that he sees a tremendous misuse of funds on cable 
cars. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, Citizens Advisory Counsel, presented the CAC's recommendations 
regarding the budget. Mr. Murphy expressed appreciation to Deb Ward. 

Chairman Vaughns thanked Mr. Murphy and expressed appreciation for the CAC's 
recommendations. Chairman Vaughns requested that the recommendations be provided to the 



appropriate divisions through the Executive Director. 

l ). Public Comment 

1 )ee Ann 1 lendrix, Secretary, Paratransit Coordinating Council, stated the paratransit contract 
process was fair. MV didn't win. MV receives 98% of all complaints while Transmetro had 3% 
and Medsam had none. Ms. Hendrix questioned why the MTA would give a special contract to a 
bad service provider who has 98% of the complaints. 

Jewel McGinnis stated that she is perplexed as to why MV is protesting the loss of their contract. 
The process was fair and it's not the first contract that MV has lost, nor will it be the last. The 
new providers will do a lot better job. 

David Pilpel stated that the Rodriguez/Funes settlement agreement wasn't properly noticed and 
requested that the Board look into it. He stated that there was a major ATCS failure recently 
which was a hassle. Muni needs to have back up systems in place. He added that he doesn't 
understand how there could be instances of motor coaches running out of fuel in the field. He 
expressed hope that the Board will receive recommendations on changes to service standards 
before the Board adopts next year's service standards. 

Irwin Lum stated that 250A has worked out an agreement regarding the Cable Car fare collection 
system. 

Pat Lovelock stated that the situation with MV has become politicized and PCC members are 
concerned about backroom politics. There have been endless problems with MV over the years. 
The process was fair. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Wai Yuen Ng, Unlitigated Claim #600453 filed on 8/18/05 for $6,750 

B. Ruben Salem, Unlitigated Claim #503232 filed on 4/1 1/05 for $7,593.85 

C. Georgi Atanasov, Unlitigated Claim #60081 1 filed on 9/30/05 for $8,358.69 

D. Victoria Chamara, Unlitigated Claim #503704 filed on 5/20/05 for $12,250 

E. Jaime Powell, Litigated Claim #60667 filed on 5/16/05 for $12,500 

RESOLUTION 06-015 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW- A WAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Santa Clara Avenue, east 
side, from San Anselmo Avenue to 20 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW- AW AY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Yerba Buena Avenue, north 
side, from the Miraloma Drive crosswalk to the projection of the west property line of 
Ravenwood Drive. 

C. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Holyoke Street, 
west side, between Woolsey Street and Karen Court. 

D. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Guerrero Street, east side, from 
21st Street to 60 feet northerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING -10th Avenue, east side, 
between the driveways of 1365 and 1371 10th Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

Items 10.2 A and B were severed at the request of Vice Chairman Kasolas. 

Vice Chairman Kasolas stated that it was his understanding that a consultant was looking at other 
traffic modifications in the area and that it was premature to make these changes. He requested 
that the items be removed and reconsidered at a future meeting. 

Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT, stated that the changes should be incorporated into the larger 
study. The items should be tabled until the process is complete. 

Items 10.2 A and B were removed from the agenda for reconsideration at a future meeting. 

RESOLUTION 06-016 

(10.3) Authorizing the Director to designate DPT classifications for Electrician Supervisor I, 
Maintenance Machinist Supervisor I, Electrician Supervisor II, Maintenance Machinist, 
Electrician as service-critical. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 



David Pilpel staled that he was not clear about why the particular classifications at DPT were 
service-critical and how they related to transit delivery service. 

Diana Buchbinder, Deputy General Manager, Human Resources, stated that the classifications 
meet the test under Prop E. The classes work on track signals which allows for the movement of 
traffic and transit vehicles. 

RESOLUTION 06-0 17 

On motion to adopt Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

NAYES - Din 

ABSENT - McCray 

(10.4) Designating the Director of Transportation with the working title of "Executive 
Director/Chief Executive Officer" of the Municipal Transportation Agency. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that the action is unnecessary and if there is a desire to change the title, it is 
up to the voters. 

RESOLUTION 06-018 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

(10.5) Authorizing the Dept. of Public Works to reject all bids received for DPW Contract No. 
0944J: Mission Street (14 th Street to 26 th Street) Traffic Signal Upgrade, and issue a new bid call. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 06-019 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar Item (10.2 A & B, 10.3 and 10.4 severed): 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 
ABSENT - McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1. Public hearing on possible changes to parking rates in Parking Authority and City-owned 
garages and lots. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

Chairman Vaughns requested additional information including the number of vehicles at each 
garage, the number of transient parkers, proposed revenue, % retained, parking tax, total 
additional income, and the corporation's capital accounting if applicable. 

Director Din requested information on garage performance for 2005 and 2006 and for the 
rationale for holding downtown rates the same when neighborhood garages were being asked to 
absorb more. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that he supports the direction that staff is going and that options 2 or 3 are 
warranted. The Transit-First policy encourages revenue generation for Muni, plus it discourages 
cars. He stated he recommended either option two or three or a hybrid of the two. 

12. Discussion of various proposals for the FY07 MTA Budget and possible action to direct 
staff to include certain proposals in the FY07 MTA budget. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report.) 

Director Kasolas requested that staff include the percent of the total budget that each item 
represented. , 

Director Kasolas recommended that staff move forward with the 5% proposal. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that there is need for additional supervision in the maintenance units. He is 
not convinced that the proposed new initiatives are needed right now. He stated that he 
continues to support a reserve fund. Mr. Pilpel asked if payback of the previous Breda 
lease/ leaseback loan was being differed and suggested a lower trigger than 5% for bringing the 
budget back to the Board. 



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13. Authorizing the Director to execute a contract for Workers' Compensation Bill Review 
Services and Medical Treatment Utilization Review Services with Fair Isaac Company for five 
years, plus two one-year extensions, for an amount not to exceed S675,000 per year. (Explanatory' 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 



No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-020 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute the Second Amendment to the Consulting Agreement 
and a separate License Agreement for the use of a proprietary business model for workers' 
compensation bill review with David Donn Consulting with license and consulting fees based on 
a percentage of the workers compensation medical costs savings to the MTA, fees not to exceed 
$95,000 per year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, amendment and 
agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-021 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:12 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2006 

ROOM 408, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

SPECIAL MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Special Meeting 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7" 1 Floor -SAN FRANCISCO-CA 94103 
ffi(415) 701-4505 FAX (415) 701-4502 




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10:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

6. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION. AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Approving the proposed parking rates for the Lombard Street Garage, the Moscone Center 
Garage, the North Beach Garage, the Performing Arts Garage, the Polk Bush Garage, and the San 
Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking System, and authorizes the Director of the 
Parking Authority to implement the rates at each facility as soon as possible, but not later than 
April 1, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) 

8. Approving the Municipal Transportation Agency FY 2007 Budget in the amount of 
$678,683,960; certifying that the FY2007 budget is adequate to make substantial progress towards 
meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving increases in parking rates for 
Civic Center Plaza Garage, the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, the Fifth and Mission Garage, the Golden 
Gateway Garage, the 1 6 lh & Hoff Garage, the Japan Center Garage, the Mission-Bartlett Garage, 
the Portsmouth Square Garage, the St. Mary's Square Garage, the Sutter-Stockton Garage, the 
Union Square Garage, the Vallejo Street Garage, the 1660 Mission Street Garage, and the 7 th & 
Harrison Parking Lot; approving the waiver of fares on New Year's Eve 2006; authorizing the 
continuance of the Class Pass program; authorizing the implementation of short-term 
experimental fares; authorizing an agreement with BART for use of the Fast Pass on BART in 
San Francisco; authorizing an agreement with BART for Muni to accept payment from BART for 
providing connecting bus service to BART stations; concurring with the Controller's certification 



thai sen ices for parking citation processing and collection; janitorial services for metered parking 
lots and shop facilities: facility security services; paratransit services; parking meter collection and 
coin counting services; security guard services at 1380 Howard Street; and vehicle towing, storage 
and disposal services can be practically performed by private contractors at a lesser cost than to 
pro\ Ide the same services with City employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and attachments.) 

9. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3). the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(3.1) Heather Buys. Superior Ct. # 400669 (Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding 4305), filed 
on 10/3/01, for dismissal of suit and waiver of costs, which should not exceed $14,000. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

10. Announcement of Closed Session. 

1 1 . Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 408, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 n 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator. Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 41 5 
554 7724; by fax at 41 5 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet. 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2006 

ROOM 408, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



SPECIAL MEETING 
10:00 A.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Special Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
MAR 1 7 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7" 1 FLOOR -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
S(415)701-4505 FAX (415)701-4502 




CISCO 






10:00 -SPL-ICIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 10:1 1 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Executive Director's Report 
No report. 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy CAC, stated that the CAC had completed its review of the budget as mandated by 
the charter and had previously submitted their budget recommendations. He stated that the CAC 
had recommended higher parking rates, specifically at the S.F. General Hospital garage. 

6. Public Comment 

No public comment. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 



DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 lh FLOOR. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Approving the proposed parking rates for the Lombard Street Garage, the Moscone Center 
Garage, the North Beach Garage, the Performing Arts Garage, the Polk Bush Garage, and the San 
Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking System, and authorizes the Director of the 
Parking Authority to implement the rates at each facility as soon as possible, but not later than 
April 1, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) 

Director Din proposed that the Board accept the intent of Option 2 to generate a certain dollar 
amount and postpone adopting specific rates until additional revenue information and the rationale 
behind the rates is provided. 

Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney stated that the best way to accomplish that would be to 
continue item 7 and to amend the resolution for Item 8. Ms. Friedlander stated that should the 
Board choose to take this course, it was possible for the Board to fulfill their obligation under Prop. 
E. to pass a budget by March 1 without approving specific garage rates. 

No public comment. 

Item 7 was continued to the call of the Chairman. 

8. Approving the Municipal Transportation Agency FY 2007 Budget in the amount of 
$678,683,960; certifying that the FY2007 budget is adequate to make substantial progress towards 
meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving increases in parking rates for 
Civic Center Plaza Garage, the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, the Fifth and Mission Garage, the Golden 
Gateway Garage, the 16 th & Hoff Garage, the Japan Center Garage, the Mission-Bartlett Garage, 
the Portsmouth Square Garage, the St. Mary's Square Garage, the Sutter-Stockton Garage, the 
Union Square Garage, the Vallejo Street Garage, the 1660 Mission Street Garage, and the 7 th & 
Harrison Parking Lot; approving the waiver of fares on New Year's Eve 2006; authorizing the 
continuance of the Class Pass program; authorizing the implementation of short-term 
experimental fares; authorizing an agreement with BART for use of the Fast Pass on BART in 
San Francisco; authorizing an agreement with BART for Muni to accept payment from BART for 
providing connecting bus service to BART stations; concurring with the Controller's certification 
that services for parking citation processing and collection; janitorial services for metered parking 
lots and shop facilities; facility security services; paratransit services; parking meter collection and 
coin counting services; security guard services at 1380 Howard Street; and vehicle towing, storage 
and disposal services can be practically performed by private contractors at a lesser cost than to 
provide the same services with City employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and attachments.) 



Director Kasolas requested that staff include financial information on on-line payments by credit 
cards in the quarterly financial report. 

Director Din requested information on the status of the handheld citation machine software 
program problems. 

No public comment. 

At the request of Chairman Vaughns, Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney reviewed 
amendments to the budget resolution that would approve aggregate revenue increases for City- 
owned and Parking Authority owned garages without adopting specific rates. 

RESOLUTION 06-022 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns 

ABSENT - McCray 

9. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (McCray- absent). 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 11:55 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director 

Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 






Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Bond Yee, Deputy Director, DPT, 
Rafal Ofierski, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(3.1) Heather Buys, Superior Ct. # 400669 (Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding 4305), filed 
on 10/3/01, for dismissal of suit and waiver of costs, which should not exceed $14,000. 

RESOLUTION 06-023 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 12:07 p.m. 

10. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Buys vs. CCSF 
with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. 

1 1 . Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 12:08 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 







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MARCH 7, 2 06 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 1 7 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

03-' 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7" 1 Floor -SAN F RAN CISCO-CA. 94103 
2(41 5) 701-4505 FAX (4 15)701-4 502 




AN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible.BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 21, 2006 Regular Meeting 
-February 28, 2006 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Citation Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Joey Jordan, Superior Ct. #01319675 filed on 3/16/01 for $500 

B. Rakhil Rudyak, Superior Ct. #440237 filed on 4/8/05 for $5,000 

C. Whittier Holdings/Zurich North America, Litigated Claim #600218 filed on 7/26/05 for 
$6,822.58 

D. Steven Hopkins, Superior Ct. #320084 filed on 3/29/01 for $8,000 

E. Patrick Cole, Litigated Claim #601070 filed on 11/1/05 for $8,716.18 

F. Luzviminda Canilao, Unlitigated Claim #503940 filed on 6/13/05 for $10,080 

G. Wendy Umphrey Superior Ct. #439097 filed on 3/1/05 for $12,500 

H. CSAA/Fong Chin, Unlitigated Claim #601666 filed on 1/12/06 for $13,063.37 

I. Maruja Vander Meulen, Superior Ct. #434752 filed on 9/17/04 for $15,000 

J. LeRoy Perry, Superior Ct. #438325 filed on 2/1/05 for $17,500 

K. Melissa Zahradnik, Superior Ct. #427274 filed on 12/12/03 for $30,000 

L. Helen Hart, Superior Ct. #428750 filed on 2/1 1/04 for $38,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - South Van Ness Avenue, east 
side, from 92 to 122 feet south of Market Street. 

B. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Bush Street, south side, from Grant Avenue to 130 feet westerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Ellsworth Street, both 
sides, between 70 and 100 feet south of the south property line of 755 Ellsworth Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) - Ellsworth Street, from 
Crescent Avenue to a point approximately 890 feet southerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS - Ellsworth St., in front of 914 and 946 Ellsworth St. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Oak Street, south side, from 
Octavia Boulevard to 56 feet westerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution). 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $22,570,000 in STEP funds 
from the State of California, or if transferred to the Federal Transit Administration, as part of FY 
2007/2008 federal Section 5307 or Section 5309 fixed guideway funds, for the Third Street Light 
Rail Transit - Muni Metro East Maintenance and Operations Facility Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution). 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to submit a supplemental appropriation request for 
$3,000,000 in revenues from the Breda lease-leaseback transactions to fund the Third Street Light 
Rail Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution). 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept an advance of $1.4 million from the San 
Francisco County Transportation Authority for the Third Street Light Rail Project; and guaranteeing 
reimbursement of those funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution). 



(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $2,851,800 in Transit 
Security Grant Program funds for implementation of prevention, detection, response and 
recovery activities to protect critical transit infrastructure from terrorism (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution). 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 4, to 
Contract No. MR-1 182R1, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations 
Facility Project, with Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. to replace subcontractor Hidalgo General 
Engineering with M. Hernandez Construction, for no change in cost or duration of the contract. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and modification.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Acting as the Parking Authority, approving the proposed parking rates for the Lombard 
Street Garage, the Moscone Center Garage, the North Beach Garage, the Performing Arts 
Garage, the Polk Bush Garage, and the San Francisco General Hospital Garage, and authorizing 
the Director of the Parking Authority to implement the rates at each facility as soon as possible. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) 

12. Approving the proposed parking rates for the Civic Center Plaza Garage, the Ellis-O'Farrell 
Garage, the Fifth and Mission Garage, the Golden Gateway Garage, the 16 th & Hoff Garage, the 
Japan Center Garage, the Mission-Bartlett Garage, the Portsmouth Square Garage, the St. Mary's 
Square Garage, the Sutter-Stockton Garage, the Union Square Garage, the Vallejo Street Garage, 
the 1660 Mission Street Garage, and the l u & Harrison Parking Lot and authorizing the 
Executive Director to implement the rates at each facility as soon as possible. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) 

13. Adopting an overall annual goal of 5.5 percent for Department of Parking and Traffic DBE 
contracting in DOT-assisted contracts for FY 2005-2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and methodology.) 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Alice White-Bolin, Superior Ct. #437536 filed on 1/5/05 for $453,500 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X _ As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 

t 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, C A 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 

Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 1 3 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7" 1 FLOOR -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
2(415) 701-4505 FAX (415)701-4502 




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FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at roll call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 21, 2006 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (McCray-absent). 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 28, 2006 Special Meeting: unanimously 
approved (McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer advised the Board that 10. IF, the Luzviminda Canilao claim, had been 
removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman Vaughns requested that the Executive Director familiarize the Board with the "Small 
Starts" program at the next meeting. 



Director Kasolas requested that Exec. Director Ford provide regular updates to the Board 
regarding the activities of the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board and the Transbay Joint 
Powers Authority as Mr. Ford. 

Director Kasolas requested that staff provide a memo discussing the difference between the 
budget adopted by the MTA Board and the final budget. 

Director Kasolas requested a presentation at the next meeting regarding the Octavia Blvd. traffic 
impacts. 

Director Kasolas requested a memo and presentation regarding the status of the Third Street 
Light Rail project. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Citation Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Director McCray arrived. 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford presented the Special Recognition Award to Peter Tannen and Duncan 
Watry. Peter Tannen and Duncan Watry expressed appreciation for the recognition. Chairman 
Vaughns expressed appreciation to Mr. Tannen and Mr. Watry on behalf of the Board. 

E.D. Ford introduced Carter Rohan as the MTA's Director of Construction. Chairman Vaughns 
welcomed Mr. Rohan on behalf of the Board. 

E.D. Ford stated that he was elected to serve as Chairman of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority 
and discussed recent visits with members of the bay area's state and congressional delegation. 
Mr. Ford also discussed the upcoming baseball season, regional all-night bus service, the FY07 
budget and hiring Public Resource Management Group to conduct a Cost Allocation Plan study 

Deb Denison, acting DGM, Transportation Technology, presented the FY06 2 nd Quarter Service 
Standards Report. 

Director Black requested information regarding hiring the additional fare inspector/station agent 
positions. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Emperor Norton I commended Peter Tannen and elevated Mr. Tannen to the position of Duke. 



David Pilpel expressed appreciation to Peter Tannen and Duncan Watry. He asked if there was 
an overall plan for improving service delivery and stated that work on improving night service is 
commendable, but the Agency should not lose sight of the other times of the day. Personnel 
changes might help. He expressed interest in learning about the connection between the transit 
effectiveness project and service delivery and stated that it has been 3 V2 years since Muni had 
printed a timetable book. 

Barry Taranto stated that PCOs should help keep tow-away zones clear during peak periods rather 
than check meters. The MTA would see a 20% improvement in on-time performance if PCO's kept 
the bus zones clear between 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Mr. Taranto stated that people now wait twice 
as long at 1380 Howard and the window people need training in order to be more efficient. 

Bruce Oka stated that MAAC has been a long-time advocate of fully staffing all Muni Metro station 
agent booths. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented the CAC's recommendations from their March 2 
meeting and commended Debbie Denison for her work with the CAC. 

9. Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that he hadn't received feedback regarding his previous comment about the 
Rodriguez settlement. He expressed interest in hearing about the APTA Safety Peer Review. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU Local 250- A, stated that TWU members were concerned about the lack 
of communication during the BART fire. Operators didn't know what was going on. This incident 
was an important lesson. There have been a lot of problems with the Trapeze scheduling system 
that are still being resolved. Money is needed to fix the problem. 

Herbert Weiner stated that Muni's motto is "Muni means never having to say you're sorry". He 
stated that on Feb 11, 2006, he was inconvenienced by the lack of service at Sacramento and 
Sansome streets. He stated that he had received no response from the PSR department or from Mr. 
Ford regarding his complaint. 

Barry Taranto stated that every time he has called to complain about a parking problem, the 
dispatchers have been polite and responsive. He stated that Muni was not being cooperative 
regarding a bike shelter at the Caltrain Station. He stated that DPT needs to monitor and provide 
proper enforcement for traffic jams that are caused by construction permits. 

Jim Gillespie, President, SF Taxi Association, expressed hope that the MTA Board will decide to 
do something about the paratransit debit card contract issue soon. Mr. Gillespie stated that the 
taxi industry wants to see the debit card program go forward but they continue to be opposed to 
the current contract. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Joey Jordan, Superior Ct. #01319675 filed on 3/16/01 for $500 

B. Rakhil Rudyak, Superior Ct. #440237 filed on 4/8/05 for $5,000 

C. Whittier Holdings/Zurich North America, Litigated Claim #60021 8 filed on 7/26/05 for 
$6,822.58 

D. Steven Hopkins, Superior Ct. #320084 filed on 3/29/01 for $8,000 

E. Patrick Cole, Litigated Claim #601070 filed on 11/1/05 for $8,716.18 

F. Luzviminda Canilao, Unlitigated Claim #503940 filed on 6/13/05 for $ 1 0,080 

G. Wendy Umphrey Superior Ct. #439097 filed on 3/1/05 for $12,500 

H. CSAA/Fong Chin, Unlitigated Claim #601666 filed on 1/12/06 for $13,063.37 

I. Maruja Vander Meulen, Superior Ct. #434752 filed on 9/17/04 for $15,000 

J. LeRoy Perry, Superior Ct. #438325 filed on 2/1/05 for $17,500 

K. Melissa Zahradnik, Superior Ct. #427274 filed on 12/12/03 for $30,000 

L. Helen Hart, Superior Ct. #428750 filed on 2/1 1/04 for $38,000 

Item 10.1 F, the Luzviminda Canilao claim, was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

RESOLUTION 06-024 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTFME - South Van Ness Avenue, east 
side, from 92 to 122 feet south of Market Street. 

B. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Bush Street, south side, from Grant Avenue to 130 feet westerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Ellsworth Street, both 
sides, between 70 and 100 feet south of the south property line of 755 Ellsworth Street. 



D. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) - Ellsworth Street, from 
Crescent Avenue to a point approximately 890 feet southerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS - Ellsworth St., in front of 914 and 946 Ellsworth St. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Oak Street, south side, from 
Octavia Boulevard to 56 feet westerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution). 

RESOLUTION 06-025 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $22,570,000 in STIP funds 
from the State of California, or if transferred to the Federal Transit Administration, as part of FY 
2007/2008 federal Section 5307 or Section 5309 fixed guideway funds, for the Third Street Light 
Rail Transit - Muni Metro East Maintenance and Operations Facility Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution). 

Item 10.3 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Speaking on Items 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5, David Pilpel stated that he was not sure how the current 
project budget or funds were reconciled, how approval of bus changes related to the Third Street 
project and what the incremental maintenance and operations costs were during the time that 
Metro East was not operational. Mr. Pilpel expressed interest in knowing what monies were 
being borrowed or encumbered for the Third St. project. He stated that he wasn't clear about the 
overall spending plan for the Breda Lease/Leaseback funds or about how transactions are 
"booked" in the MTA's accounting systems. 

RESOLUTION 06-026 

On motion to approve 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to submit a supplemental appropriation request for 
$3,000,000 in revenues from the Breda lease-leaseback transactions to fund the Third Street Light 
Rail Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution). 

Item 10.4 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

RESOLUTION 06-027 

On motion to approve 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

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(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept an advance of $1.4 million from the San 
Francisco County Transportation Authority for the Third Street Light Rail Project; and guaranteeing 
reimbursement of those funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution). 

Item 10.5 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

RESOLUTION 06-028 

On motion to approve 10.5: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $2,851,800 in Transit 
Security Grant Program funds for implementation of prevention, detection, response and 
recovery activities to protect critical transit infrastructure from terrorism (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution). 

Item 10.6 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed interest in the cost to operate the equipment. 

RESOLUTION 06-029 

On motion to approve 10.6: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 4, to 
Contract No. MR-1 182R1, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations 
Facility Project, with Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. to replace subcontractor Hidalgo General 
Engineering with M. Hernandez Construction, for no change in cost or duration of the contract. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and modification.) 

RESOLUTION 06-030 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10. IF removed from the agenda and Items 
10.3, 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 
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1 1 . Acting as the Parking Authority, approving the proposed parking rates for the Lombard 
Street Garage, the Moscone Center Garage, the North Beach Garage, the Performing Arts 
Garage, the Polk Bush Garage, and the San Francisco General Hospital Garage, and authorizing 
the Director of the Parking Authority to implement the rates at each facility as soon as possible. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) 

Items 1 1 and 12 were called together. 

Ron Szeto, acting Exec. Director, Parking Authority, presented the staff report. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-031 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

12. Approving the proposed parking rates for the Civic Center Plaza Garage, the Ellis-O'Farrell 
Garage, the Fifth and Mission Garage, the Golden Gateway Garage, the 16 & Hoff Garage, the 
Japan Center Garage, the Mission-Bartlett Garage, the Portsmouth Square Garage, the St. Mary's 
Square Garage, the Sutter-Stockton Garage, the Union Square Garage, the Vallejo Street Garage, 
the 1660 Mission Street Garage, and the 7 th & Harrison Parking Lot and authorizing the 
Executive Director to implement the rates at each facility as soon as possible. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-032 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

13. Adopting an overall annual goal of 5.5 percent for Department of Parking and Traffic DBE 
contracting in DOT-assisted contracts for FY 2005-2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and methodology.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-033 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:41 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
WilDin 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Andre Boursse, Contract Compliance Officer. 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Alice White-Bolin, Superior Ct. #437536 filed on 1/5/05 for $453,500 

RESOLUTION 06-034 

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On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - 
The closed session was adjourned at 5:14 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Alice White-Bolin 
vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. The Board 
also met in closed session to discuss anticipated litigation with the city as defendant with the City 
Attorney. No action was taken on that matter. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:16 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 



581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 



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TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



THE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, 
APRIL 4, 2 006 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 1 3 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7'" Floor -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
B(41 5) 701-4505 FAX (415)701-4502 




SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 c 'arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6 i 42. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the comer of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
durine the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHEVE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-March 21, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Quarterly Transportation Technology Report 

-Quarterly Financial Report 

-Third St. Presentation 

-Rail Replacement Program 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Board of Directors, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote of the Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a 



member of the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the 
Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Dara Barber, Superior Ct. #CGC05437949 filed on 4/22/05 for $2,000 

B. Alicia Mitchell, Superior Ct. #428874 filed on 2/18/04 for $2,062 

C. May L. Seto, Unlitigated Claim #503774 filed on 5/27/05 for $7,500 

D. Luzviminda Canilao, Unlitigated Claim #503940 filed on 6/1 3/05 for $ 1 0,080 

E. Jorge Siquenza, Superior Ct. #448751 filed on 6/15/05 for $16,500 

F. Manuel Cadayona, Superior Ct. #CGC05442312 filed on 6/16/05 for $17,500 

G. Mitra Ghovanloo-Ghajar, Litigated Claim #448334 filed on 10/18/04 for $20,000 
H. Siu Kam Mak, Superior Ct. #443223 filed on 7/20/05 for $56,000 

I. Tanya Hart-Beverley, Superior Ct. #435777 filed on 10/26/04 for $60,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET (WESTBOUND) - Cleveland Street, between Sherman 
and 7th Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - STREET CLOSURE EXCEPT DURING SUMMER RECESS - Sherman 
Street, from Cleveland Street to 100 feet north of Harrison Street. 

C. RESCIND - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Sanchez Street, east 
side, of from 17th Street to 91 feet northerly. 

D. ESTABLISH 2-HR TIME-LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 
- Kansas Street, both sides, between 1 5th and 1 6th Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 271 8 Bryant Street, west side, 
between the driveways for #2718 - 2722 and 2724 - 2726 Bryant Street. 

F. EXTEND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Ocean Avenue, south side, from 100 feet to 142 feet 
west of San Leandro Way. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $453,826 in Transportation 
Development Act funds for striping and signing bike lanes; purchasing and installing bicycle racks; 
and bicycle safety programs. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $200,000 of Carl Moyer grant 
funds from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to purchase and install new engines on 12 
articulated motor coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend a grant of $90,000 from the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission to model and retime traffic signals along King/The 
Embarcadero and Market Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 



(10.6) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to 
advertise Contract No. MR-1216, Design-Build Services for Geneva Historic Car Enclosure. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 3 to Contract CS-1 37, 
Professional Insurance Broker Services for Third Street Light Rail Project, with Merriwether & 
Williams Insurance Services, for an amount not to exceed $160,000 for additional brokerage services 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,338,551, with an extension of the tenn of the Contract of 
365 days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

(10.8) Acting as the Parking Authority, authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to advertise 
a Request for Proposals for the lease of the commercial space in the Performing Arts Garage known 
as 340 Grove Street and 370 Grove Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and RFP.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to implement new fares for lift van and group van 
paratransit services, to be included as a technical adjustment to the fiscal year 2006-07 Municipal 
Transportation Agency budget, subject to approval of the budget by the Board of Supervisors. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

12. Approving the City of San Francisco Ellis-O'Fanell Parking Corporation Fiscal Year 2006- 
2007 budget and the capital improvement requests for the Ellis O'Fanell Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

13. Approving the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2006- 
2007 budget and capital improvement requests for the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

14. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2006-2007 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Sutter-Stockton Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and budget.) 

15. Approving the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2006-2007 
budget and capital improvement requests for the Union Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

16. Approving the City of San Francisco Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 
2006-2007 Budget and capital improvement requests for the Portsmouth Square Garage 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

17. Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's Fiscal Year 2006-2007 budget, marketing 
plan and capital improvement requests for the Japan Center Garages and the Japantown Task 
Force's budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 



18. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action 
on attorney-client matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(3.1) CCSF vs. CDSNet, Superior Ct. #434147 filed on 8/25/04 for $500,000 (City to receive) 

(3.2) Richard & Valerie Girling/SFUSD, Superior Ct. #435353 filed on 10/8/04 for $2,375,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

SEIU Local 790; SEIU Local 535 & 790; Electrical Workers, Local 6; Automotive 
Machinists, 1414; TWU 250-A; Municipal Executives Association; IFPTE, Local 21; 



Laborers, Local 261; Laborers, Local 261; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; Teamsters, 
Local 853; Carpenters, Local 22; Painters, Local 4; Operating Engineers, Local 3; 
Sheetmetal, Local 104; Glaziers, Local 718; Teamsters, Local 856; Plumbers, Local 38 
and Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

19. Announcement of Closed Session. 

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 
Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 2 8 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7" 1 FLOOR -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
S(415) 701-4505 FAX (415)701-4 502 




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SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at Roll Call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2006 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (McCray- absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer announced that the quarterly financial report, Item 10.6 on the Consent 
Calendar regarding the release of an RFP for the Geneva Historic Car Enclosure and Item 3.2 in 
closed session regarding settlement of the Girling claim were removed from the agenda at the request 
of staff. 

Chairman Vaughns requested the reading of an e-mail sent to her from Ruby Tourk dated April 4, 
2006 regarding board appointments. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 



7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Quarterly Transportation Technology Report 

-Quarterly Financial Report 

-Third St. Presentation 

-Rail Replacement Program 

-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Ford stated that he was pleased to present the Special Recognition Award to Linda 
Wilson, an operator at Presidio. Ms. Wilson has been with Muni since 1987 and has received 
numerous commendations over the years. Ms. Wilson expressed appreciation for her family and her 
job. Chairman Vaughns expressed appreciation to Ms. Wilson on behalf of the Board. 

Director McCray arrived. 

Mr. Ford stated that the MTA is proud to offer free Muni service on all lines from 3:00 am 
Tuesday, April 18 through 3:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2006 in commemoration of the 
centennial anniversary of the great quake and fire. 

Service to the Ballpark for the first home stand games were relatively problem free. This year, 
Muni changed its procedure regarding single ticket fare collection in order to significantly reduce 
overtime for Revenue and Security personnel. There were some problems with this change 
initially but staff is continuing to refine the procedure. Muni expects to save over $90,000 per 
year. 

On April 1, 2006, the new Lift Van and ADA Access contract between the Paratransit Broker and 
Trans Metro Express and Medsam went into effect. Unfortunately, Medsam has been unable to 
meet the requirements of the contract and provided a termination notice to ATC/Intelitrans, the 
paratransit broker. Per the protocols of the RFP process, ATC/Intelitrans is entering into 
negotiations with MV Transportation. ATC is continuing to assess their options because 
contracting with MV has significant cost implications for the Paratransit Program. The potential 
increased costs could be over $1 million annually. Staff will report back to the Board regarding 
the final outcome. 

The Board of Supervisors will be holding two hearings on the MTA's FY07 budget on April 26 and 

May 17. 

The MTA will hold their Rail Rodeo on April 29, 2006 at the Green Light Rail Center. Tins 
competition will include separate events for train operators and maintainer teams. The 
competition starts at 8:00 a.m. and the awards program will be at 1 :00 p.m. The first place 
finishers will compete in the national competition in New York. 



Debbie Denison, acting DGM, Transportation Technology presented the Quarterly Transportation 
Technology Report. 

Chairman Vaughns requested that Mr. Ford have someone speak with Irwin Lum, President of TWU, 
Local 250A regarding their issues with Trapeze. Mr. Ford stated that he would do so and would 
provide a memo to the Board on the resolution of TWU's issues. 

Carter Rohan, Director of Construction, presented the MTA's Rail Replacement Program. 

Carter Rohan, Director of Construction, presented the Third Street Light Rail Project status update. 
Mr. Rohan stated that he will present a detailed funding plan at a future meeting, including revisions 
to the MME scope of work. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that the Islais Creek Bridge construction was taking forever and requested an 
update on that project. He noted that there have been improvements at night on Third Street when 
cross traffic triggers the street lights, which makes it easier to drive. He expressed hope that Third 
Street would be repaved and requested that the MTA inform the public regarding where the left turns 
would be prohibited. The intersection at Oakdale and Palou is confusing and needs appropriate 
signage. 

Paul Lee, Secretary and Treasurer for TWU, Local 250A, stated that the Trapeze software system 
was used to develop schedules. TWU members experience no layover time at the end of their runs 
which leaves no time for personal necessities. There is a lack of adequate running time given the 
traffic conditions. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Herbert Weiner expressed concern that he was told that eight coaches were missing on the 1-CA line 
during the Chinese New Year's parade. He stated that he will only accept the present schedule for 
the 44-line over his dead body. There are many people who board the 1-CA line through the back 
door. They should be fined. He expressed appreciation that Muni was free today and suggested that 
this should happen more often. 

Barry Taranto stated that the Board of Supervisors still has to approve the Mayor's appointments to 
the MTA board and expressed hope that whomever was leaving the Board does well in their 
endeavors. Mr. Taranto stated that he has placed repeated phone calls regarding signal timing on 
Mission, particularly at 10 and 1 1 streets. Red He wondered why Muni didn't seem to have a 
problem with Oracle putting a tent on Third Street for nine or ten days. 



Dan Hinds, National Cab Company, requested a formal decision on the current paratransit debit 
contract. Without resolution of this issue, they will be forced to move forward with legal action. 

Byron Van Honda stated that increasing the lift van and group van fare for people with extremely 
low incomes was the wrong way to address the issue. Increasing the lift van and group van fares is 
going to affect people who live in nursing home and who live on $40-50 dollars per month. He 
requested that the MTA find other ways to address the issue. A fare increase should be the last 
resort. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
AND PARKING AUTHORITY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY 
THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS 
ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Board of Directors, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote of the Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a 
member of the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the 
Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Dara Barber, Superior Ct. #CGC05437949 filed on 4/22/05 for $2,000 

B. Alicia Mitchell, Superior Ct. #428874 filed on 2/1 8/04 for $2,062 

C. May L. Seto, Unlitigated Claim #503774 filed on 5/27/05 for $7,500 

D. Luzviminda Canilao, Unlitigated Claim #503940 filed on 6/1 3/05 for $ 1 0,080 

E. Jorge Siquenza, Superior Ct. #448751 filed on 6/15/05 for $16,500 

F. Manuel Cadayona, Superior Ct. #CGC05442312 filed on 6/16/05 for $17,500 

G. Mitra Ghovanloo-Ghajar, Litigated Claim #448334 filed on 10/18/04 for $20,000 
H. Siu Kam Mak, Superior Ct. #443223 filed on 7/20/05 for $56,000 

I. Tanya Hart-Beverley, Superior Ct. #435777 filed on 10/26/04 for $60,000 

RESOLUTION 06-035 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET (WESTBOUND) - Cleveland Street, between Sherman 
and 7th Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - STREET CLOSURE EXCEPT DURING SUMMER RECESS - Sherman 



Street, from Cleveland Street to 100 feet north of Harrison Street. 

C. RESCIND - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Sanchez Street, east 
side, of from 17th Street to 91 feet northerly. 

D. ESTABLISH 2-HR TIME-LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 
- Kansas Street, both sides, between 15th and 16th Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 2718 Bryant Street, west side, 
between the driveways for #2718 - 2722 and 2724 - 2726 Bryant Street. 

F. EXTEND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Ocean Avenue, south side, from 100 feet to 142 feet 
west of San Leandro Way. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 06-036 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $453,826 in Transportation 
Development Act funds for striping and signing bike lanes; purchasing and installing bicycle racks; 
and bicycle safety programs. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 06-037 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $200,000 of Carl Moyer grant 
funds from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to purchase and install new engines on 12 
articulated motor coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 06-038 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend a grant of $90,000 from the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission to model and retime traffic signals along King/The 
Embarcadero and Market Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

(10.6) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to 
advertise Contract No. MR-1216, Design-Build Services for Geneva Historic Car Enclosure. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 3 to Contract CS-137, 
Professional Insurance Broker Services for Third Street Light Rail Project, with Merriwether & 
Williams Insurance Services, for an amount not to exceed $160,000 for additional brokerage services 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,338,551, with an extension of the term of the Contract of 
365 days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

RESOLUTION 06-040 



(10.8) Acting as the Parking Authority, authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to advertise 
a Request for Proposals for the lease of the commercial space in the Performing Arts Garage known 
as 340 Grove Street and 370 Grove Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and RFP.) 

RESOLUTION 06-041 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.5 and 10.6 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

PUBLIC COMMENT on Item 10.5: 

Barry Taranto requested information regarding what the money would be used for and expressed 
hope that this item would improve timing. 

On motion to approve Item 10.5: 

RESOLUTION 06-039 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to implement new fares for lift van and group van 
paratransit services, to be included as a technical adjustment to the fiscal year 200.6-07 Municipal 
Transportation Agency budget, subject to approval of the budget by the Board of Supervisors. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Jeanne Lynch, Vice Chairman, Paratransit Coordinating Council, expressed support for the fare increase. 
The PCC has worked with staff for many years on measures to enhance the paratransit program. One of 
the PCC's recommendations was to provide an equitable fare structure across all modes of service and 
through a phased approach. Ms. Lynch encouraged the Board to implement the final phase of the fare 
equity proposal. 

Bruce Oka expressed support for the fare increase. It will equalize fares throughout the paratransit 
program. Mr. Oka stated that the PCC has been working on this process for over 10 years and finally 
they have a solution that makes sense to all. 



Dee Ann Hendrix, Secretary, PCC, expressed support for the fare increase. Ms. Hendrix stated that it's 
time that there was fare equity between all modes. No one group should be paying more or less than any 
other group. With this change, all people with disabilities will be paying the same price. The PCC voted 
unanimously to support this increase. She expressed hope that the Board votes their conscience. 

RESOLUTION 06-042 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

12. Approving the City of San Francisco Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation Fiscal Year 2006- 
2007 budget and the capital improvement requests for the Ellis O'Farrell Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-043 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

13. Approving the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2006- 
2007 budget and capital improvement requests for the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06.-044 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

14. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2006-2007 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Sutter-Stockton Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-045 

On motion to approve: 

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ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

15. Approving the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2006-2007 
budget and capital improvement requests for the Union Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-046 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

16. Approving the City of San Francisco Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 
2006-2007 Budget and capital improvement requests for the Portsmouth Square Garage 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-047 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

17. Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's Fiscal Year 2006-2007 budget, marketing 
plan and capital improvement requests for the Japan Center Garages and the Japantown Task 
Force's budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-048 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

18. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 
Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:24 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni 
Andre Boursse, Manager, Contract Compliance 
Diana Buchbinder, acting DGM, Human Resources 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action 
on attorney-client matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(3.1) CCSF vs. CDSNet, Superior Ct. #434147 filed on 8/25/04 for $500,000 (City to receive) 

RESOLUTION 06-049 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

(3.2) Richard & Valerie Girling/SFUSD, Superior Ct. #435353 filed on 10/8/04 for $2,375,000 

This item was removed from the agenda. 









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4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

Director Black recused herself from participating and left the room. 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

SEIU Local 790; SEIU Local 535 & 790; Electrical Workers, Local 6; Automotive 
Machinists, 1414; TWU 250-A; Municipal Executives Association; IFPTE, Local 21; 
Laborers, Local 261; Laborers, Local 261; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; Teamsters, 
Local 853; Carpenters, Local 22; Painters, Local 4; Operating Engineers, Local 3; 
Sheetmetal, Local 104; Glaziers, Local 718; Teamsters, Local 856; Plumbers, Local 38 
and Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:10 p.m. 

19. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss CDS vs. CCSF 
with the City Attorney. The resolution was amended to required payment on or before April 30, 
2006. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. The Board also met in closed session for 

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a conference with legal counsel regarding anticipated litigation and for a conference with their 
labor negotiator but took no action. 

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:14 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 



P. 



'&>CVY}vlA^ 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 
Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 2 8 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7 lh Floor -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
S(415) 701-4505 FAX (415)701-4502 




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SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( 'arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission- Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW- YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE- ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sfgov. org/ sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-April 18, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Quarterly Financial Report 

-Octavia Blvd. project 

-Bicycles on LRVs demonstration project 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
OR PARKING AUTHORITY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY 
THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS 
ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Board, and will be acted upon by a 
single vote of the Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(1 0. 1 ) Acting as the Parking Authority, requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw 
warrants against such funds available or will be available in payment of the following claims 
against the Parking Authority: 

A. Ramsey Properties, Unlitigated Claim #0602008 filed on 2/17/06 for $8,300 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING AND ESTABLISH - METERED 
MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Jessie Street, south side, from 4th Street to 54 feet westerly 
(approximately 14 metered motorcycle stalls) 

B. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMP - Portola Frontage Road, between Fowler Avenue and 
Laguna Honda Boulevard. 

C. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Clayton Street, west side, 
from Carl Street to 10 feet northerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) 

(10.3) Approving a bid call for "New Traffic Signals Project 57" to solicit bids from contractors 
qualified to install new traffic signals at five intersections throughout the City. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposal for Back 
Strengthening and Wellness Services, to evaluate and select the highest-ranking proposer and 
negotiate a contract with a term not to exceed three years. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and RFP.) 

(10.5) Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to execute all Master Agreements, Program 
Supplemental Agreements, Fund Exchange Agreements, Fund Transfer Agreements and any 
amendments thereto, between the City and County of San Francisco and the State of California, 
for state and federally funded transportation projects for the Department of Parking and Traffic. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation of the MTA's plans to achieve on-time performance system- wide and during 
off-peak service hours. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

12. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.11(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 



2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

SEIU Local 790; SEIU Local 535 & 790; Electrical Workers, Local 6; Automotive 
Machinists, 1414; TWU 250-A; Municipal Executives Association; IFPTE, Local 21; 
Laborers, Local 261; Laborers, Local 261; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; Teamsters, 
Local 853; Carpenters, Local 22; Painters, Local 4; Operating Engineers, Local 3; 
Sheetmetal, Local 104; Glaziers, Local 718; Teamsters, Local 856; Plumbers, Local 38 
and Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 



MINUTES 



TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 

Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 1 1 2006 

SAN FFW'CISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Mike Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7 1 " FLOOR -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
S(41 5) 701-4505 FAX (4 15)701-4 502 




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DEPARTMENT OF F 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at Roll Call 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Chairman Vaughns introduced Deputy City Attorney Robin Reitzes who was attending the 
meeting in the absence of Deputy City Attorney Julia Friedlander. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" cause 
microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

Vice Chairman Kasolas stated that Chairman Vaughns had requested that Ruby Tourk's e-mail 
be read into the record and requested that the minutes be amended to include the entire text. 

On motion to approve the minutes as amended of the April 18, 2006 Regular Meeting: 
unanimously approved (McCray- absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Items 10.1 and 10.2 (c) had been removed from the agenda at 
the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 



7. Executive Director's Report 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Quarterly Financial Report 

-Octavia Blvd. project 

-Bicycles on LRVs demonstration project 

-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Ford stated that each month he will present three employees to the 
Board for Special Recognition. One employee will be from DPT, one will be from Muni and the 
third will be from one of the MTA's administrative divisions. Mr. Ford recognized Dennis Virgil 
from Muni Maintenance, Gloria Mitchell, from DPT's Enforcement Division and Judy Yee from 
the City Attorney's Claims Division. Debbie Denison presented the certificate to Dennis Virgil. 
Mr. Virgil introduced his wife and thanked the Board for the recognition. Bond Yee presented 
the certificate to Gloria Mitchell. Ms. Mitchell expressed appreciation for the award and gratitude 
to her co-workers and managers. Matthew Rothschild presented the certificate to Ms. Yee. 
Chairman Vaughns expressed appreciation to Mr. Virgil, Ms. Mitchell and Ms Yee on behalf of 
the Board. Director Black expressed appreciation to Ms. Mitchell on behalf of SEIU Local 790. 

E.D. Ford stated that the MTA will be presenting its FY07 budget to the Board of Supervisors 
Finance Committee on May 3. The second hearing will be on May 3 1 st. 

The Rail Rodeo took place on Saturday April 29, 2006, at the Green Light Rail Center. The first 
place winner in the Operator category was Jason Lao. Second place was awarded to Marty 
Echeverria and third place went to Chi K. Hau. The first place maintainer team was Vasily 
Tsurkan, Fernando Leal and Ricardo Miles. The second place team was Saturnino Dominguez, 
Dani Geronimo and Bien Vega. The third place team was San Gee, Henry Sholtz and Joe 
Gaucci. The first and second place Operators and the First place Maintainer team will compete in 
the APTA International Rail Rodeo, to be held in New York City on June 10 th . 

Deb Ward, acting Chief Financial Officer, presented the 2 nd Quarter Financial Report. 

Vice Chairman Kasolas requested that the fiscal year-end financial report be provided as soon as 
it was ready. 

Bond Yee presented the Octavia Boulevard Six-month Report. 

Director McCray arrived. 

Bill Lieberman presented the Bicycles on LRVs pilot program and announced that Bike to Work 
Day would be held on May 18, 2006. He also stated that the MTA was presented with a Gold 
Level award by the League of American Bicyclists. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Edward Evans, Chairman, Muni Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC), stated that MAAC 
had voted unanimously against the Bicycles on LRV's pilot project. MAAC is concerned about 
the safety of seniors and people with disabilities and sudden stops that could turn a bike into a 
missile. Mr. Evans invited Mr. Ford to attend one of their meetings. 

Barry Taranto expressed support for the Bikes on LRV's project. He stated that Mr. Yee failed to 
mention that people are also choosing to drive on 19 th Ave. rather than on Octavia Blvd. Mr. 
Taranto expressed opposition to removing tow-away zones and requested a right-turn from 
Market onto the Hwy. 101 on-ramp. 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU Local 250-A, stated that 250-A members had operational and safety 
concerns regarding the Bikes on LRV pilot project. He stated that TWU wasn't part of the 
design process. 

Bert Hill, SF Bicycle Advisory Committee, stated that there are a lot of people who want to put 
their bikes on LRV's. Allowing bikes on LRV's would help people traverse the city. He stated 
that folding bikes are the same size as wheelchairs and other large packages that are allowed on 
vehicles. 

David Pilpel expressed support for the bicycle pilot project and stated that it was appropriate to 
look at the issues identified by staff. Mr. Pilpel suggested that, in addition to the K-line, that 
bicycles be allowed on LRV's after 10 p.m. and before five or six a.m., and on a space available 
basis. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Todd Carper stated that the parking meter debit card had minimal security at best and it would be 
easy to generate a card that never runs out of money. He stated that, at no charge and if 
requested, he would be happy to review the security of the parking meter debit card. 

David Pilpel thanked Chairman Vaughns for her good efforts over the years. Mr. Pilpel 
expressed concern with the distinction between bus and rail service delivery in the recent 
reorganization. Mr. Pilpel expressed support for the reorganization plan overall and hopes that 
the MTA would be open to changing the organizational structure if service delivery didn't 
improve. There needs to be a balance between overtime and new hires. Mr. Pilpel asked if the 
TEP project was still on schedule and stated that he hasn't heard back regarding his questions 
about the L-Taravel and the Rodriguez case. 






Barry Taranto stated that cable cars on Powell Street back up traffic on Pine Street. He suggested 
that maybe the cable car stop should be before or after the intersection. He stated that former 
Mayor Brown had stated that taxis were an extension of Muni but some MTA staff members 
think that taxis should be treated like cars. Staff should be informed that taxis are part of the 
public transportation system. 

Norman Rolfe stated that there are more people on board a cable car than there are people in the 
cars on Pine St. and urged the Board to disregard the previous speaker's comment or any other 
complaints about cable cars on Powell St. or any other street. 

Jim Gillespie, SF Taxicab Association, stated that they haven't heard anything about the demise 
of the paratransit debit card contract. The S.F. Taxi Association and the cab drivers association 
are looking forward to a renewed program. He stated that they are ready to file a lawsuit. They 
are anxious to participate in new program. 

In response to Mr. Gillespie, Exec. Director Ford stated that former Mayor Brown had agreed to 
serve as a mediator to work on paratransit debit card situation. He stated that because a new RFP 
would take many months, it is in the best interest of the customers to make one last effort to work 
the current situation out. 

Bruce Oka requested assistance from the MTA Board with a persistent problem that is a danger 
to wheelchair users on sidewalks. There are a number of adults who ride bikes on sidewalks 
even though it isn't allowed. He expressed hope that nobody gets hurt. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
OR PARKING AUTHORITY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY 
THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS 
ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Board, and will be acted upon by a 
single vote of the Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Acting as the Parking Authority, requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw 
warrants against such funds available or will be available in payment of the following claims 
against the Parking Authority: 

A. Ramsey Properties, Unlitigated Claim #0602008 filed on 2/17/06 for S8,300 



This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING AND ESTABLISH - METERED 
MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Jessie Street, south side, from 4th Street to 54 feet westerly 
(approximately 14 metered motorcycle stalls) 

B. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMP - Portola Frontage Road, between Fowler Avenue and 
Laguna Honda Boulevard. 

C. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Clayton Street, west side, 
from Carl Street to 10 feet northerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) 

Item 10.2 (c) was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

RESOLUTION 06-050 

(10.3) Approving a bid call for "New Traffic Signals Project 57" to solicit bids from contractors 
qualified to install new traffic signals at five intersections throughout the City. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that he didn't know what Item 10.3 was about and requested information on 
which intersections would be changed and on the timeline. 

RESOLUTION 06-051 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposal for Back 
Strengthening and Wellness Services, to evaluate and select the highest-ranking proposer and 
negotiate a contract with a tenn not to exceed three years. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and RFP.) 

RESOLUTION 06-052 

(10.5) Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to execute all Master Agreements, Program 
Supplemental Agreements, Fund Exchange Agreements, Fund Transfer Agreements and any 
amendments thereto, between the City and County of San Francisco and the State of California, 
for state and federally funded transportation projects for the Department of Parking and Traffic. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that he had no objection to the item but questioned why standing authority 
needed to be given. Mr. Pilpel suggested that the Board approve the current agreement but not 
grant standing authority for subsequent agreements. 

Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, stated that past practice has been to delegate this authority. 
The only reason this is approval was being presented is because Caltrans had requested a 
resolution from the Board. 

RESOLUTION 06-053 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.1, 10.2 (c), 10.3 and 10.5 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
On motion to approve Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 
On motion to approve Item 10.5: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation of the MTA's plans to achieve on-time performance system-wide and during 
off-peak service hours. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

Wilson Johnson, acting Director of Service Delivery, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that there is a basic design problem with LRV doors. The presentation was a 
good effort to look at real issues. There is no reason why an operator should leave a terminal 
early, unless they received instruction. If you eliminate leaving early, it will solve a big chunk of 
the problem. 

12. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 



Director Black recused herself from participating in the closed session due to a conflict of 
interest. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 4:19 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Diana Buchbinder, Deputy Director, Human Resources 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

SEIU Local 790; SEIU Local 535 & 790; Electrical Workers, Local 6; Automotive 
Machinists, 1414; TWU 250-A; Municipal Executives Association; IFPTE, Local 21; 
Laborers, Local 261; Laborers, Local 261; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; Teamsters, 
Local 853; Carpenters, Local 22; Painters, Local 4; Operating Engineers, Local 3; 
Sheetmetal, Local 104; Glaziers, Local 718; Teamsters, Local 856; Plumbers, Local 38 
and Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 



X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 4:27 p.m. 

Director Black rejoined the Board meeting. 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session for a conference with their 
labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black-recused). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:28 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

And Parking Authority 
City and County of San Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 1 1 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

05-11-0 7P02:24 R( 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel Ford 

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE-7'" Floor -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103 
3(415)701-4505 FAX (4 15)701-4502 




A A N C I 3 C O 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the C livic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1-1 hues; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 2, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Citation Quarterly Report 

-PCO Citation and Deployment Report 

-Quarterly report on Service Standards 

-Pedestrian Master Plan 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR I 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

( 1 0. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Norma Tan, Superior Ct. #CGC03427061 filed on 12/5/04 for $1,000 

B. California Casualty Ins., Superior Ct. #427397 filed on 12/17/03 for $2,000 

C. Marta Cortez, Superior Ct. #321936 filed on 6/6/01 for $5,000 

D. Yiu Fong Leung, Unlitigated Claim #602288 filed on 3/14/06 for $7,987.58 

E. Ramsey Properties, Unlitigated Claim #0602008 filed on 2/17/06 for $8,300 

F. Rebecca Abbey, Unlitigated Claim # 0602151 filed on 3/2/06 for $10,061.75 

G. Margaret Wells, Superior Ct. #5441 1 14 filed on 1 1/12/04 for $15,000 

CONSENT CALENDAR II 

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Sloat Blvd., north side, from 40 feet to 120 feet west 
of 47th Ave. 

B. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Sloat Blvd., north side, from 47th Ave. to 80 feet 
westerly and Sloat Blvd., south side, from Skyline Blvd. to 45 feet westerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Sloat Blvd., both directions, from Skyline Blvd. to 
the Great Highway. 

D. RESCIND - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT - Sloat Blvd., eastbound, from 
Skyline Blvd. to 300 feet westerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT MUNI - Sloat Blvd., 
westbound, from 37th Ave. to 39th Ave. and Sloat Blvd., eastbound, from Skyline Blvd. 
to 350 feet westerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Van Ness Ave., east side, from Bay St. to 100 feet 
northerly. 

G. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Van Ness Ave., east side, from Francisco St. to 80 
feet northerly. 

H. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Lincoln Way, north side, from 75 feet to 90 feet west 



of 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way, south side, from 75 feet to 100 feet east of 9th Ave. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(10.3) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - North Point Street, north side, from 60 feet to 100 feet 
west of Polk Street, North Point Street, north side, from 70 feet to 120 feet east of Hyde 
Street, North Point Street, south side, from 86 feet to 120 feet west of Hyde Street, North 
Point Street, south side, from 80 feet to 100 feet west of Jones Street, North Point Street, 
north side, from 75 feet to 80 feet west of The Embarcadero, and North Point Street, 
south side, from 80 feet to 100 feet west of The Embarcadero. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR- 1211, Presidio Trolley Coach Facility Overhead 
Reconstruction Project, to Abbett Electric, for a total contract amount of $2,622,825. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 5 to Contract CS No. 

1 14, Consulting Engineering and Support Services for the Trolley Coach Replacement Program, 
with Booz Allen Hamilton, for engineering services and warranty support for electric trolley 
buses, resulting in an increase in the contract amount of $1,096,743, for a total amount not to 
exceed $9,927,868, and to extend the term through October 14, 2007. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



(3.1) Richard & Valerie Girling/SFUSD, Superior Ct. #435353 filed on 10/8/04 for $2,375,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

SEIU Local 790; SEIU Local 535 & 790; Electrical Workers, Local 6; Automotive 
Machinists, 1414; TWU 250- A; Municipal Executives Association; IFPTE, Local 21; 
Laborers, Local 261; Laborers, Local 261; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; Teamsters, 
Local 853; Carpenters, Local 22; Painters, Local 4; Operating Engineers, Local 3; 
Sheetmetal, Local 104; Glaziers, Local 718; Teamsters, Local 856; Plumbers, Local 38 
and Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking ond Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 
Room 400, City Hall DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



MAY 2 5 2006 



Regular Meeting SAN FRANCISCO 

2:00 P.M. PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Closed Session 
Immediately Following the Regular Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 ■ Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Vice Chairman Kasolas called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Vice Chairman Kasolas announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set 
on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 2, 2006 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

Vice Chairman Kasolas opened the floor for nominations. Director Black nominated Director 
McCray. 

On motion to elect Director McCray as Chairman: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

1 



Chairman McCray opened the floor for nominations for Vice Chairman. Director Din nominated 
Vice Chairman Kasolas. Chairman McCray nominated Director Nolan. 

On motion to elect Director Kasolas as Vice Chairman: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Shahum 

NAYES - Black, McCray, and Nolan 

The motion to elect Michael Kasolas as Vice Chairman passed. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Citation Quarterly Report 

-PCO Citation and Deployment Report 

-Quarterly report on Service Standards 

-Pedestrian Master Plan 

-Ongoing Activities 

Bond Yee presented the Quarterly Citation report. 

Diana Hammons, acting Director of External Affairs, presented the PCO Citation and 
Deployment Report. Staff will provide an update on the status of the recommendations within 30 
days. 

Director Din requested infonnation on the fleet, including maintenance and future procurement 
of new vehicles. 

Vice Chairman Kasolas requested information regarding the loss in revenue from fraudulent use 
of disabled placards. 

Deb Denison, acting Director, Technology, Planning and Business Analysis presented the third 
quarter Service Standards Report. 

E.D. Ford stated that the 94 th Annual Bay to Breakers race will take place on May 21 . Muni will 
provide special service to and from the race and PCO's will be deployed along the route to assist 
in the movement of traffic. 

Recently, California legislators approved a major infrastructure bond measure which will result 
in approximately $336 million in capital funding for the MTA. Additionally, Senator Migden 
recently sponsored a bill that would allow the MTA to adjudicate fare evasion and minor transit 
infractions. 



Bill Lieberman, Director of Planning presented the Pedestrian Master Plan. He stated that the 
plan will pull together all pedestrian transportation elements and will take approximately 20 
months. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norman Rolfe stated that cable car ridership from '70's and 80's was in the millions and since 
then, there has been a serious decline in ridership. This is due to fare increases and schedules 
that aren't being maintained. He stated that headways were shorter in 60' s and urged the MTA to 
change public officials' attitudes regarding cable car service. 

Barry Taranto stated that PCO deployment affects how we do business in the city. He expressed 
concern regarding continued enforcement of white zones, especially in the evening and requested 
enforcement of tow-away zones and double parking. He asked that the quarterly report include a 
column for enforcement of bike lanes. 

Irwin Lum, President, Local 250-A stated that the MTA was short by at least 200 operators. The 
MTA is behind in hiring operators for operation of Third St. There are huge numbers of 
breakdowns in the motor coach division that has tremendous impact on TWU members and adds 
to stress and bum out. 

Chairman McCray called for a recess. 

Chairman McCray stated that there had been a competing motion on the floor for office of Vice 
Chairman and that the Board needed to hear a vote on the nomination of Director Nolan for Vice 
Chairman. 

On motion to elect Director Nolan as Vice Chairman: 

AYES - Black, McCray, and Nolan 

NAYES - Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Shahum 

The motion to elect Tom Nolan as Vice Chairman failed. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, welcomed Directors Nolan and Shahum. Mr. Murphy 
congratulated Chairman McCray and extended an invitation to meet with the CAC. He 
expressed appreciation for rapid response and candor to the CAC's recommendations and stated 
that they hope to respond in kind with more recommendations. 






9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto suggested that board members read the Transit First policy and added that taxicabs 
are part of the policy. Mr. Taranto expressed hope that the board will be sensitive to concerns 
outside their areas of interest and stated that the meanest person in the world is the security guard 
at the citation center. He urged the MTA to look at the backup of traffic on Pine Street and stated 
that the lights aren't timed on Guerrero St. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR I 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Norma Tan, Superior Ct. #CGC03427061 filed on 12/5/04 for $1,000 

B. California Casualty his., Superior Ct. #427397 filed on 12/17/03 for $2,000 

C. Marta Cortez, Superior Ct. #321936 filed on 6/6/01 for $5,000 

D. Yiu Fong Leung, Unlitigated Claim #602288 filed on 3/14/06 for $7,987.58 

E. Ramsey Properties, Unlitigated Claim #0602008 filed on 2/17/06 for $8,300 

F. Rebecca Abbey, Unlitigated Claim #0602151 filed on 3/2/06 for $10,061.75 

G. Margaret Wells, Superior Ct. #5441 1 14 filed on 1 1/12/04 for $15,000 

RESOLUTION 06-054 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



CONSENT CALENDAR E 

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Sloat Blvd., north side, from 40 feet to 120 feet west 
of 47th Ave. 

B. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Sloat Blvd., north side, from 47th Ave. to 80 feet 
westerly and Sloat Blvd., south side, from Skyline Blvd. to 45 feet westerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Sloat Blvd., both directions, from Skyline Blvd. to 
the Great Highway. 

D. RESCIND - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT - Sloat Blvd., eastbound, from 
Skyline Blvd. to 300 feet westerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT MUM - Sloat Blvd., 
westbound, from 37th Ave. to 39th Ave. and Sloat Blvd., eastbound, from Skyline Blvd. 
to 350 feet westerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Van Ness Ave., east side, from Bay St. to 100 feet 
northerly. 

G. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Van Ness Ave., east side, from Francisco St. to 80 
feet northerly. . 

H. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Lincoln Way, north side, from 75 feet to 90 feet west 
of 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way, south side, from 75 feet to 100 feet east of 9th Ave. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 06-055 

(10.3) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - North Point Street, north side, from 60 feet to 100 feet 
west of Polk Street, North Point Street, north side, from 70 feet to 120 feet east of Hyde 
Street, North Point Street, south side, from 86 feet to 120 feet west of Hyde Street, North 
Point Street, south side, from 80 feet to 100 feet west of Jones Street, North Point Street, 
north side, from 75 feet to 80 feet west of The Embarcadero, and North Point Street, 
south side, from 80 feet to 100 feet west of The Embarcadero. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 06-056 

No public comment. 



Director Shahum recused herself from Consent Calendar II due to a conflict of interest. 
On motion to approve Consent Calendar II: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 
RECUSED - Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-121 1, Presidio Trolley Coach Facility Overhead 
Reconstruction Project, to Abbett Electric, for a total contract amount of $2,622,825. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-057 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 5 to Contract CS No. 

1 14, Consulting Engineering and Support Services for the Trolley Coach Replacement Program, 
with Booz Allen Hamilton, for engineering services and warranty support for electric trolley 
buses, resulting in an increase in the contract amount of $1,096,743, for a total amount not to 
exceed $9,927,868, and to extend the term through October 14, 2007. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 

No public comment. 

Kerstin Magary, Senior Project Manager, Fleet Procurement, presented the staff report. 

RESOLUTION 06-058 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

6 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:42 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Wilson Johnson, Director of Service Planning 
Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic 
Diana Buchbinder, acting Director, Human Resources 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(3.1) Richard & Valerie Girling/SFUSD, Superior Ct. #435353 filed on 10/8/04 for $2,375,000 

RESOLUTION 06-059 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezcy, Nolan and Shahum 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 






CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

SEIU Local 790; SEIU Local 535 & 790; Electrical Workers, Local 6; Automotive 
Machinists, 1414; TWU 250-A; Municipal Executives Association; IFPTE, Local 21; 
Laborers, Local 261; Laborers, Local 261; Stationary Engineers, Local 39; Teamsters, 
Local 853; Carpenters, Local 22; Painters, Local 4; Operating Engineers, Local 3; 
Sheetmetal, Local 104; Glaziers, Local 718; Teamsters, Local 856; Plumbers, Local 38 
and Unrepresented. 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 4:54 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Girling/SFUSD 
vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. The Board 
also met with for a conference with their labor negotiator. No action was taken. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 






Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



oC 



Tuesday, May 30, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



SPECIAL MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately Following the Special Meeting 



MAY 2 5 20Q6 

SAN FRANCISCO 
°UBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shah urn 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 1 ''' Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701 .4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • vAvw.sfinuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Carlton B. ( ioodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
matenals for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chaimian may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 






2:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 16, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Quarterly Financial Report 

-Update on the On-Time Performance project 

-Sunshine Labor Agreements 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's jurisdiction 
and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



( 10. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Donald Wildy, Unlitigated Claim #0601369 filed on 12/7/05 for $8,250 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "G" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Geary Boulevard, north side, 
between Baker and Lyon Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - DeHaro Street, both sides, between 15th and 17th Streets. 

C. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING 3 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Sutter Street, north side, between Sansome and Montgomery Streets 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Sutter Street, both sides, between Montgomery and Kearny Streets. 

E. RESCIND - TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 3rd Street, east side, between King and Brannan Sts. 

F. RESCIND - TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 :00 PM - 6:30 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY AND TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - Davis Street, west side, between 
Sacramento and California Streets. 

G. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY- South Van Ness Avenue, west side, from 13th Street to 19th Street. 

H. RESCIND NO LEFT TURN, 4 PM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - South Van Ness 

Avenue, northbound and southbound, at 16th Street. 
I. RESCIND - NO LEFT TURN, 7 AM TO 9 AM, 4 PM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - 

South Van Ness Avenue, northbound and southbound, at 18th Street. 
J. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Marin Street, north side, between 3rd and 

Illinois Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute and file appropriate applications with 
the Metropolitan Transportation Commission of an allocation of Transportation Development 
Act, State Transit Assistance, and One-Half Cent Sales Tax for a total of 593,932,699 in state 
and regional funds for Fiscal Year 2006-2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and opinion of counsel.) (Deb Ward) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission to obtain up to $1,356,134 as reimbursement for the MTA's 
participation in the 2006 Spare the Air/Free Transit Program. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report resolution and agreement.) (Diana Hammons) 



(10.5) Authorizing the Department of Public Works to execute Contract Modification #5 to 
DPW Contract No. 080J(R), SFgo Integrated Transportation Management System with Edward 
W. Scott Electric to increase the cost of the contract by $60,000 for a total contract amount not to 
exceed $3,255,908 due to unforeseen field conditions. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a 2006 BART Plus Agreement with 
BART and other transit operators to continue the BART Plus Ticket Program from January 1 , 
2006 through June 30, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, agreement and 
resolution.) (Deb Ward) 

(10.7) Revising the MTA FY07 budget resolution to authorize the Executive Director/CEO to 
execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the Central Contra Costa Transit 
Authority, the Dumbarton Bridge Service Consortium, the Eastern Contra Costa Transit 
Authority, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, the San Mateo County Transit 
District, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, the City of Union City, the Western 
Contra Costa Transit Authority, and the City of Benicia to continue the BART Plus Ticket 
Program from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (Deb Ward) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Adopting the FY2007 milestones entitled "FY2007 Proposed Changes to the Service 
Standards Milestones." (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and service 
standards.) (Deborah Denison) 

12. Approving various changes to roadways, sidewalks, curb space and intersections in the 
Rincon Hill area which is bound by Folsom Street, The Embarcadero, Bryant Street, Beale Street, 
the Bay Bridge approach, and the Transbay Terminal ramps. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(3.1) Sofia Kastrelevitch, Superior Ct. #41560 filed on 5/19/04 for $518,400 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

As defendant X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

16. Review of key points of the City Attorney's "Good Government Guide". (No explanatory 
documents.) (Julia Friedlander) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



Jj Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 



Tuesday, May 30, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Special Meeting 
2:00 P.M. 

Closed Session 
Immediately Following the Special Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 2 6 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Fioor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 « Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

c hairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 
.Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May. 16, 2006 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Kasolas, Shahum-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that CAC Chairman Daniel Murphy had informed her that there 
wouldn't be a CAC report. She advised that Item 16, a review of key points of the City 
Attorney's "Good Government Guide" had been continued to the June 30 th special meeting. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman McCray requested that Director Mezey be appointed to the Transit Effectiveness 
Project's Policy Advisory Committee. E.D. Ford stated that they would welcome Director 
Mezey' s involvement. 



7. Executive Director's Report 

-Quarterly Financial Report 

-Update on the On-Time Performance project 

-Sunshine Labor Agreements 

-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Ford introduced the new MTA Bicycle Guide which provides resources and 
information for adult San Francisco bicyclists. This guide is part of a multi-faceted MTA bicycle 
safety education program and was funded by Prop. K. 

On June 1st, a press conference is scheduled with Mayor Newsom to amiounce receipt of the first 
hybrid diesel-electric bus. This will be the first of a 30-bus fleet that will make the MTA the 
third largest alternative fuel fleet in the United States. New York MTA reports significant 
improvements to fuel economy and vehicle reliability and significant reductions in particulate 
matter and other emissions. These low floor buses will improve accessibility for seniors and 
people with disabilities. 

Deb Ward, acting Chief Financial Officer presented the Third Quarter Financial Report. 

Wilson Johnson, Director of Service Delivery, presented a status report on the On Time 
Performance Pilot Project. 

Director Mezey requested a status report on the vacant positions in the parking meter repair 
divisions and the impact that broken meters have on revenue. Chairman McCray requested that 
the report include information regarding the status of the new meters. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norm Rolfe stated that the on-time performance standard should be zero minutes early rather 
than one minute early. He added that the cost per passenger mile might be a useful measure and 
that the number of revenue passengers per route mile could also be a useful measure. 

Barry Taranto stated that it is the job of the police to issue moving violations and asked how the 
MTA was going to get the police to write those tickets. Right turns aren't a big issue. He 
expressed appreciation for putting the word "taxi" on signs along Market St. He stated that there 
is too much double parking in the transit lane and that PCO's disappear in the evening hours. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 



9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto congratulated Chairman McCray and called him a great DPT president. He expressed 
hope that more parking and traffic issues would be addressed. He stated that a Muni inspector parks 
her vehicle in the cab stand at Haight and Masonic and wouldn't move her vehicle when asked. He 
stated that a PCO visits a friend at 20 th and Castro at all hours of the night. 

Herbert Weiner stated that Muni is fountain of youth because it takes two lifetimes to catch a 
bus. Mr. Weiner discussed what riders could do while waiting for the bus to arrive. He stated 
that people are boarding by the rear door like crazy and that the MTA should posts signs to tell 
people to cover their mouths when they cough. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Donald Wildy, Unlitigated Claim #0601369 filed on 12/7/05 for $8,250 

Director Din requested that the Item 10.1 A be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
continued to the next meeting. The claim was continued to the meeting of June 30* , 2006. 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "G" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Geary Boulevard, north side, 
between Baker and Lyon Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - DeHaro Street, both sides, between 15th and 17th Streets. 

C. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING 3 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Sutter Street, north side, between Sansome and Montgomery Streets 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 



FRIDAY - Sutter Street, both sides, between Montgomery and Kearny Streets. 

E. RESCIND - TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 3rd Street, east side, between King and Brannan Sts. 

F. RESCIND - TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY AND TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ESTABLISH - Davis Street, west side, between 
Sacramento and California Streets. 

G. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY- South Van Ness Avenue, west side, from 13th Street to 19th Street. 

H. RESCIND NO LEFT TURN, 4 PM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - South Van Ness 

Avenue, northbound and southbound, at 16th Street. 
I. RESCIND - NO LEFT TURN, 7 AM TO 9 AM, 4 PM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY - 

South Van Ness Avenue, northbound and southbound, at 18th Street. 
J. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Marin Street, north side, between 3rd and 

Illinois Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-060 

A member of the public requested that Item 10.2 G, H and I be severed from the Consent 
Calendar. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Speaking on Items G, H and I, Barry Taranto stated that the tow away zones on South Van Ness 
was due to level of traffic. He stated that rescinding the no left turn signs may warrant problems 
at the 16 th and 1 8 th Street intersections and suggested that the MTA leave the no left turn sign at 16 th 
St. during rush hour. 

Bond Yee, acting Director of DPT, stated that it is reasonable to rescind the no left turn signs. 
Traffic volume at the intersections is down to 500 vehicles during the peak hour, which can be 
handled with one lane of traffic. Staff always does a follow up evaluation and will make 
adjustments if necessary. 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute and file appropriate applications with 
the Metropolitan Transportation Commission of an allocation of Transportation Development 
Act, State Transit Assistance, and One-Half Cent Sales Tax for a total of $93,932,699 in state 
and regional funds for Fiscal Year 2006-2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and opinion of counsel.) (Deb Ward) 

RESOLUTION 06-061 



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(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission to obtain up to $1,356,134 as reimbursement for the MTA's 
participation in the 2006 Spare the Air/Free Transit Program. (Explanatory documents include a 
Staff report resolution and agreement.) (Diana Hammons) 

Director Din requested that Item 10.4 be severed from the Consent Calendar to request that the 
resolution be amended to clarify that the request for reimbursement will not exceed the 
maximum amount allowed by MTC. 

RESOLUTION 06-061 

On motion to amend the resolution to clarify that the total amount will not exceed the maximum 
allowed by MTC: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

ABSENT - Kasolas and Shahum 
On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

ABSENT - Kasolas and Shahum 

(10.5) Authorizing the Department of Public Works to execute Contract Modification #5 to 
DPW Contract No. 080J(R), SFgo Integrated Transportation Management System with Edward 
W. Scott Electric to increase the cost of the contract by $60,000 for a total contract amount not to 
exceed $3,255,908 due to unforeseen field conditions. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Director Din requested that Item 10.5 be severed from the Consent Calendar to request 
clarification regarding previous contract modifications. Bond Yee, acting Director of Parking 
and Traffic clarified the amount of funds expended. 

RESOLUTION 06-062 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Shahum 



(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a 2006 BART Plus Agreement with 
BART and other transit operators to continue the BART Plus Ticket Program from January 1 , 
2006 through June 30, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, agreement and 
resolution.) (Deb Ward) 

RESOLUTION 06-063 

(10.7) Revising the MTA FY07 budget resolution to authorize the Executive Director/CEO to 
execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the Central Contra Costa Transit 
Authority, the Dumbarton Bridge Service Consortium, the Eastern Contra Costa Transit 
Authority, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, the San Mateo County Transit 
District, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, the City of Union City, the Western 
Contra Costa Transit Authority, and the City of Benicia to continue the BART Plus Ticket 
Program from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (Deb Ward) 

Director Din requested that Item 10.7 be severed from the Consent Calendar to request 
clarification regarding the Fast Pass. Deb Ward, acting Chief Financial Officer stated that the 
pass referred to is the monthly Muni Fast Pass. 

RESOLUTION 06-064 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (items 10.1, 10.2, 10.4, 10.5, 10.7 severed) 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

ABSENT - Kasolas, Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Adopting the FY2007 milestones entitled "FY2007 Proposed Changes to the Service 
Standards Milestones." (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and service 
standards.) (Deborah Denison) 

Debbie Denison, acting Director, Technology, Planning and Business Analysis presented the 
staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norman Rolfe stated that getting to a time point early is okay but a bus leaving early is a "no-no". 
By making the operators wait at the transfer points, they will make sure that people can make 
their connections. From the passengers' view point, the standard needs to be revised. 



Rafael Cabrera, TWU, Local 250-A, stated that TWU had met to discuss the service standards 
but they did not agree with the measures. You camiot have a meaningful measure of on-time 
performance if mere were runs or operators missing. TWU was told that there wasn't a plan to 
achieve a 5% reduction in accidents which is troubling. He expressed appreciation that Wilson 
Johnson is looking at on-time performance. 

RESOLUTION 06-065 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

ABSENT - Kasolas and Shahum 

12. Approving various changes to roadways, sidewalks, curb space and intersections in the 
Rincon Hill area which is bound by Folsom Street, The Embarcadero, Bryant Street, Beale Street, 
the Bay Bridge approach, and the Transbay Terminal ramps. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Bond Yee, acting Director, DPT and Joshua Switzky, City Planning Department, presented the 
staff report. 

Director Din requested that the resolution be amended to state that the various changes would be 
consistent with the Pedestrian Master Plan. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-066 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

ABSENT - Kasolas and Shahum 

13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney- client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Kasolas, Shahum- 
absent). 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:28 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 

Absent: Michael Kasolas 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Wilson Johnson, Director of Service Planning 
Carter Rohan, Director of Construction 
Diana Hammons, acting Director of External Affairs 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(3.1) Sofia Kastrelevitch, Superior Ct. #431560 filed on 5/19/04 for $518,400 

RESOLUTION 06-067 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

ABSENT - Kasolas and Shahum 



4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

As defendant X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 5:05 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Kastrelevitch vs. 
CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case (Kasolas and 
Shahum-absent). The Board also met in closed session for a conference with legal counsel 
regarding anticipated litigation with the city as plaintiff. There was no action taken on that item. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Kasolas, Shahum- 
absent). 

16. Review of key points of the City Attorney's "Good Government Guide". (No explanatory 
documents.) (Julia Friedlander) 

This item was continued to the June 30, 2006 special meeting. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and Comity of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et 
seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please 
contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, 
CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 

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Jeopatra Vaughns, Chairman 

Aichael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

ihirley Breyer Black 

Vil Din 

lev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. 

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lathaniel P Ford. Sr. Executive Director/CEO 






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TUESDAY, JUNE 6 and JUNE 20, 2006 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



THE MTA BOARD MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR 
TUESDAY, JUNE 6 AND JUNE 20, 2006 HAVE BEEN 

CANCELLED. 

THE MTA BOARD WILL HOLD SPECIAL MEETINGS ON 

TUESDAY, MAY 30 AND FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2006 AT 2:00 

P.M. IN ROOM 400, CITY HALL 



One South Van Ness Avenue • Seventh Fl. • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4720 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmta.com 



1 Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Friday, June 30, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SPECIAL MEETING JUN 2 6 Z006 

9:00 A.M. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
CLOSED SESSION P UBLIC LIBRARY 

Immediately Following the Special Meeting 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 !l! Floor ♦ San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

I he Municipal transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 ( larlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the t livic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location arc: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6 i 42. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http ://www. sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



9:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 30, 2006 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition 

-Quarterly EEO report 

-Quarterly Garage Performance Report 

-Schedule for the Third Street Light Rail Project 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



( 10. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Geico, Superior Ct. #438964 filed on 2/25/05 for $3,500 

B. Donald Wildy, Unlitigated Claim #0601369 filed on 12/7/05 for $8,250 

C. Alex Bastian, Unlitigated Claim #602204 filed on 3/7/06 for $8,500 

D. Mikhail Goldfild, Unlitigated Claim #601551 filed on 12/20/05 for $9,000 

E. CCSF vs. J. Torres Co, Superior Ct. #449889 filed on 2/28/06 for $22,000 (City to collect) 

F. Curtis Lowe, Litigated Claim #61321 filed on 4/12/05 for $17,500 

G. Florentina Gallofm, Superior Ct. #431323 filed on 5/13/04 for $27,500 
H. Oscar Miller, Unlitigated Claim #0503533 filed on 5/5/05 for $45,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. REVOKE - METERED LOADING ZONE, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - "3299" Scott St., west side, from 3 feet to 44 feet south of Chestnut St. 

B. ESTABLISH - METERED LOADING ZONE, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - "3303" Scott St., west side, from 54 feet to 76 feet north of Chestnut St. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Rhode Island Street, both 
sides, between 25th and 26th Streets with a 2 Hr time limit, 8 AM To 6 PM, Monday 
Through Friday. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Marina Boulevard, north 
side, from Laguna Street to 20 feet westerly. 

E. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Ocean Avenue, south side, from 70 feet to 1 15 feet 
east of San Jose Avenue. 

F. TOW- AW AY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH - Irving Street, north side, 
from 9th Avenue to 24 feet easterly. 

G. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 
METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY) - Eddy Street, both sides, between Franklin Street and Van 
Ness Avenue. 

H. RESCIND - 1-HOUR PARKING LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKTNG LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Eddy Street, both sides, between Franklin and 
Gough Streets. 

I. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Sickles Avenue, south side, 
from Alemany Boulevard to 120 feet westerly. 

J. ESTABLISH - MUM BUS ZONES - Fulton Street, south side, from 30th Avenue to 80 
feet easterly; Fulton Street, south side, from 43rd Avenue to 100 feet westerly; Fulton 
Street, south side, from 40th Avenue to 80 feet easterly; Fulton Street, south side, from 
33rd Avenue to 80 feet easterly; Fulton Street, south side, from 28th Avenue to 80 feet 
easterly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 



(10.3) Approving the minor route changes as follows: 

A. RELOCATE - MUNI 7-HAIGHT LINE TERMINAL - From northeast corner on Steuart 
Street at Mission Street to northeast comer on Mission Street at Main Street; 

B. ESTABLISH - NEW MUNI 7-HAIGHT LINE ROUTING - From Spear Street and 
Mission Street, right on Mission Street to terminal at Main Street; returning on Mission 
Street, right on Main Street, left on Market Street and resume current route; 

C. RELOCATE - MUNI 31 -BALBOA LINE TERMINAL - From northeast comer on 
Mission Street at Main Street to northeast comer on Steuart Street at Mission Street; 

D. ESTABLISH - NEW MUNI 3 1 -BALBOA LINE ROUTING - From Market Street at 
Main Street, continuing on Market Street to Spear Street, right on Spear Street, left on 
Mission Street, left on Steuart Street to terminal at Mission Street; returning on Steuart 
Street, left on Market Street and resume current route. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Bill Lieberman) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $46,175,552 in federal 
Section 5307 and STP capital assistance for Historic Rail Car Rehab/Rebuild; Articulated Trolley 
Coach Rehab/Rebuild; Escalator Rehab/Rebuild; MUNI Rail Replacement; Paratransit 
Assistance; Preventive Maintenance; Motor Coach Replacement - Hybrid-Electric Vehicles; and 
Paratransit Van Replacement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Bill Lieberman) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $29,453,769 in federal 
Section 5309 Fixed Guideway capital investment funds for Cable Car Infrastructure 
Rehabilitation; Cable Car Vehicle Rehabilitation; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Wayside Fare 
Collection Equipment Procurement; Metro East Maintenance Facility Construction; and Wayside 
Signal/Communications Equipment Rehabilitation. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Bill Lieberman) 

(10.6) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR-1 187, No. 6 Parnassus/No. 7 
Haight Trolley Overhead Reconstruction with Kingston Constructors; approving Contract 
Modification #4 and approving the closeout of the contract for a final contract amount of 
$9,721,936.04. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract modification, financial 
plan and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.7) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to 
advertise a bid call for No. MR- 1208, Muni Operator Restroom Project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a sole-source contract with Orion Bus 
Industries, for the purchase of thirty 30-foot low floor Hybrid-Electric Diesel coaches with an 
option for up to thirty additional coaches, for an amount not to exceed $17,132,780. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, contract, financial plan and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 



12. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and TWU 250-A (Class 9132) to be effective July 1, 2006 through June 
30, 2009. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

13. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and Municipal Executives Association to be effective July 1, 2006 
through June 30, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Diana 
Buchbinder) 

14. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and SEIU, Local 790 to be effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

15. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and IBEW Local 6, and TWU 250-A (Class 7410) to be effective July 1, 
2006 through June 30, 2009. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Diana Buchbinder) 

16. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and Machinists, Local 1414 to be effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 
2009. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

1 7. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the MTA and TWU Local 
200 to be effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

18. Authorizing the award of Contract No. 0944J(R): Mission Street (14 th to 26 th Streets) Traffic 
Signal Improvement, to LC General Engineering and Construction, for a total contract amount of 
$1,894,471.50. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract, financial plan and 
resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

19. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Mission Bartlett Garage Fiscal Year 
2006-2007 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ron Szeto) 

20. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the St. Mary's Square Garage and 16 th & 
Ho ff Street Garage combined Fiscal Year 2006-2007 budget, marketing plan and capital 
improvement request. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (Ron Szeto) 

21 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Golden Gateway Garage Fiscal Year 
2006-2007 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ron Szeto) 



22. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Civic Center Plaza Garage Fiscal 
Year 2006-2007 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ron Szeto) 

23. Acting as the Parking Authority, authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to approve 
the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking System Fiscal Year 2006-2007 
budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ron Szeto) 

24. Approving the following traffic modification: 

A. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Howard Street, between 9th Street and 200 feet 
easterly 

B. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Howard 
Street, north side, from 9th Street to 200 feet easterly. 

C. RESCIND - MULTIPLE RIGHT TURN LANES AND ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE 
MUST TURN RIGHT - Howard Street, westbound, at 9th Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- A WAY NO STOPPING, 3 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - 9th Street, east side, from Howard Street to Tehama Street (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

25. Review of key points of the City Attorney's "Good Government Guide". (No explanatory 
documents.) (Julia Friedlander) 

(This item was continued from the meeting of May 30, 2006.) 

26. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS SPECIAL MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



i J. I ) Coalition for Adequate Review, Superior Ct. #505509, filed on 7/28/2005 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

27. Announcement of Closed Session. 

28. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



I) Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 



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Friday, June 30, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Special Meeting 
9:00 A.M. 

Closed Session 
Immediately Following the Special Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL 1 4 Z006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 'Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 •www.sfmuni.com 



9:00 SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 30, 2006 Special Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Consent Calendar Items 10.2 A and B had been removed 
from the agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Kasolas requested that the permanent appointment of the acting Director of the Parking 
Authority be placed on the agenda for the next meeting. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition 
-Quarterly EEO report 



-Quarterly Garage Performance Report 
-Schedule for the Third Street Light Rail Project 
-Ongoing Activities 

Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director, stated that he was acting on behalf of Executive 
Director Ford who was out of town. 

Jack Fleck, acting Deputy Director, DPT, presented the Special Recognition Award to School 
Crossing Guard Betty Gutierrez. Ms. Gutierrez expressed appreciation for the award. Chairman 
McCray congratulated Ms. Gutierrez on behalf of the Board. 

William Liebennan, Director of Planning, presented the Special Recognition Award to Planner 
Manito Velasco. Mr. Velasco expressed appreciation for the award. Chairman McCray 
congratulated Mr. Velasco on behalf of the Board. 

Wilson Johnson, acting Director of MUNI Service Delivery, presented the Special Recognition 
Award to Transit Operator Estacia Wells. Ms. Wells expressed appreciation for the award. 
Chairman McCray congratulated Ms. Wells on behalf of the Board. 

Mr. Sunshine stated that the "Transit Effectiveness Project" had recently launched a website that 
provides comprehensive information and regular updates on the TEP. Much of the site content 
had been translated into Spanish and Chinese. 

Working with Supervisor McGoldrick, the MTA is proceeding to convert meter time limits 
within Parking Meter Area One from 30 minutes to 1 hour. 30 minutes has been detennined to 
be inadequate for most people to conduct business downtown. This change will be implemented 
this summer and staff will report on the progress of this project. 

Director Kasolas requested a map that shows the meters that are being changed. 

Mr. Sunshine amiounced that the expected passage of the state's budget includes the possibility 
of additional monies for transit properties. These monies are expected to be one-time revenue. 
Exec. Director Ford has asked staff to look at the MTA's needs and to bring back an expenditure 
plan is likely to focus on plans and projects that would enhance safety, training, revenue, 
establishing a reserve and service quality. 

Vernon Crawley, Manager, EEO Programs, presented the quarterly EEO report. 

Ron Szeto, acting Director, Parking Authority presented the quarterly Garage Performance 
Report. 

Carter Rohan, Director, Capital Programs and Construction presented the Third Street Light Rail 
start up plan for revenue service. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry raranto congratulated Mr. Velasco and suggested that Mr. Ricardo Olea was a "first round 
draft choice" as well. Mr. Taranto requested information regarding the status of the Islais Creek 
and Fourth Street bridges and the frequency of T-line service. He added that motorists need to 
know where it's dangerous to make left hand turns on Third Street. 

Patricia Vaughey requested that small business people be considered because they have no place 
to make deliveries. Every neighborhood has their own problems with traffic. In the Marina, they 
need another parking lot and they are impacted by Highway 101. 

David Pilpel stated that there are a number of vehicles that are currently being held for 
maintenance. He expressed concern about parts availability and the impact on LRV service. He 
stated that the MTA needs to pay attention to vehicle availability and system capacity. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report 

9. Public Comment 

Patricia Vaughey stated that by 2030, Doyle Drive will have an estimated additional 25,000 cars. 
Cars need to be kept on Lombard rather than diverting onto residential streets, where they travel 
at 60 mph. The Marina has problems with backed up traffic and traffic looking for alternative 
routes. Everybody has to share the burden but the city needs to look at a long range solution. 

Rosabella Safont stated that MED A had lost the battle for the Mission Bartlett garage in an unfair 
process. MEDA had requested time to finish their work and move in a dignified manner. The 
Board needs to recognize what citizens and communities want and need to oversee the bid 
process. 

Barry Taranto stated that it's important there be a liaison between the city and CalTrans. There 
needs to two lanes on Doyle Drive as well as at the 13 th St. on-ramp. Mr. Taranto commended the 
board secretary for her work and stated that the board should get more credit for how it does 
things. There needs to be more discussion on the bike injunction. Some restrictions and 
reductions in parking and traffic create havoc during commute time. 

James Bryant, SEIU officer and station agent, stated that station agents were functioning at 60- 
70% staffing levels. 20% of those haven't worked for many years. He stated that station agents 
are a professional group of people who try to do their best. 



Norman Rolfe stated that he has been fighting people who have tried to ram highways through 
without any thought of the impact on city streets for years. While the design of Doyle Drive 
shows only six lanes, they've sneaked in a 7 th lane which, with re-striping, could easily become 
eight lanes. Standards that apply in the central valley don't apply to the city. 

Bruce Oka stated that the Muni Accessibility Advisory Committee has supported full staffing in 
Metro stations for years as it is of the utmost importance for safety. Seniors and people with 
disability travel during night time hours and it's not safe to be in stations with out agents. 
Cyclists continue to ride on sidewalks, which a safety issue for seniors, disabled, and cyclists. 
The Bike Coalition should admonish its members. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Geico, Superior Ct. #438964 filed on 2/25/05 for $3,500 

B. Donald Wildy, Unlitigated Claim #0601369 filed on 12/7/05 for $8,250 

C. Alex Bastian, Unlitigated Claim #602204 filed on 3/7/06 for $8,500 

D. Mikhail Goldfild, Unlitigated Claim #601551 filed on 12/20/05 for $9,000 

E. CCSF vs. J. Torres Co, Superior Ct. #449889 filed on 2/28/06 for $22,000 (City to collect) 

F. Curtis Lowe, Litigated Claim #61321 filed on 4/12/05 for $17,500 

G. Florentina Gallofm, Superior Ct. #431323 filed on 5/13/04 for $27,500 
H. Oscar Miller, Unlitigated Claim #0503533 filed on 5/5/05 for $45,000 

RESOLUTION 06-068 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. REVOKE - METERED LOADING ZONE, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - "3299" Scott St., west side, from 3 feet to 44 feet south of Chestnut St. 

B. ESTABLISH - METERED LOADING ZONE, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 



SATURDAY - "3303" Scott St., west side, from 54 feet to 76 feet north of Chestnut St. 
( !. ESTABI 1S1 1 - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Rhode Island Street, both 
sides, between 25 th and 26th Streets with a 2 Hr time limit, 8 AM To 6 PM, Monday 
Through Friday. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Marina Boulevard, north 
side, from Laguna Street to 20 feet westerly. 

E. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Ocean Avenue, south side, from 70 feet to 1 15 feet 
east of San Jose Avenue. 

F. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH - Irving Street, north side, 
from 9th Avenue to 24 feet easterly. 

G. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING 
METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY) - Eddy Street, both sides/between Franklin Street and Van 
Ness Avenue. 

H. RESCIND - 1-HOUR PARKING LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Eddy Street, both sides, between Franklin and 
Gough Streets. 

I. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Sickles Avenue, south side, 
from Alemany Boulevard to 120 feet westerly. 

J. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Fulton Street, south side, from 30th Avenue to 80 
feet easterly; Fulton Street, south side, from 43rd Avenue to 1 00 feet westerly; Fulton 
Street, south side, from 40th Avenue to 80 feet easterly; Fulton Street, south side, from 
33rd Avenue to 80 feet easterly; Fulton Street, south side, from 28th Avenue to 80 feet 
easterly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-069 

Item 10.2 A and B were removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

(10.3) Approving the minor route changes as follows: 

A. RELOCATE - MUNI 7-HAIGHT LINE TERMINAL - From northeast corner on Steuart 
Street at Mission Street to northeast comer on Mission Street at Main Street; 

B. ESTABLISH - NEW MUNI 7-HAIGHT LINE ROUTING - From Spear Street and 
Mission Street, right on Mission Street to terminal at Main Street; returning on Mission 
Street, right on Main Street, left on Market Street and resume current route; 

C. RELOCATE - MUNT 3 1 -BALBOA LINE TERMINAL - From northeast comer on 
Mission Street at Main Street to northeast comer on Steuart Street at Mission Street; 

D. ESTABLISH - NEW MUNI 3 1 -BALBOA LINE ROUTING - From Market Street at 
Main Street, continuing on Market Street to Spear Street, right on Spear Street, left on 
Mission Street, left on Steuart Street to terminal at Mission Street; returning on Steuart 
Street, left on Market Street and resume current route. (Explanatory documents include a 

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staff report and resolution.) (William Lieberman) 
RESOLUTION 06-070 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $46,175,552 in federal 
Section 5307 and STP capital assistance for Historic Rail Car Rehab/Rebuild; Articulated Trolley 
Coach Rehab/Rebuild; Escalator Rehab/Rebuild; MUNI Rail Replacement; Paratransit 
Assistance; Preventive Maintenance; Motor Coach Replacement - Hybrid-Electric Vehicles; and 
Paratransit Van Replacement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(William Lieberman) 

RESOLUTION 06-071 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $29,453,769 in federal 
Section 5309 Fixed Guideway capital investment funds for Cable Car Infrastructure 
Rehabilitation; Cable Car Vehicle Rehabilitation; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Wayside Fare 
Collection Equipment Procurement; Metro East Maintenance Facility Construction; and Wayside 
Signal/Communications Equipment Rehabilitation. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (William Lieberman) 

RESOLUTION 06-072 

(10.6) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR- 1 187, No. 6 Parnassus/No. 7 
Haight Trolley Overhead Reconstruction with Kingston Constructors; approving Contract 
Modification #4 and approving the closeout of the contract for a final contract amount of 
$9,721,936.04. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract modification, financial 
plan and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

Item 10.6 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that he doesn't object to the closeout and suggested that the MTA look at 
putting overhead lines on Masonic between Turk and Hayes to reduce deadhead time. 

RESOLUTION 06-073 

On motion to approve Item 10.6: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

(10.7) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to 
advertise a bid call for No. MR- 1208, Muni Operator Restroom Project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 



No public comment. 
RESOLUTION 06-074 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 A and B and Item 10.6 severed): 
ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a sole-source contract with Orion Bus 
Industries, for the purchase of thirty 30-foot low floor Hybrid-Electric Diesel coaches with an 
option for up to thirty additional coaches, for an amount not to exceed $17,132,780. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, contract, financial plan and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

Elson Hao, Manager, Fleet Procurement and Maintenance Engineering presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that if the buses were delivered on schedule then they would enter revenue 
service next summer and the existing 1990 Orion buses would be retired. The fuel tanks on 
those buses were too small and had been known to run out of fuel. He expressed hope that the 
tanks on these new buses have been properly sized. 

Edward Mason expressed concern about the ability of the buses to navigate steep or sharp turns 
such as the one on the 48 line at Hoffman and Grandview. He has reservations about the 
clearance of the low floor buses and hopes that this has been considered in the design. 

RESOLUTION 06-075 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

12. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and TWU 250-A (Class 9132) to be effective July 1, 2006 through June 
30, 2009. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

At the direction of Chairman McCray, Board Secretary Boomer called Items 12-17 together. 

Diana Buchbinder, acting Director, Human Resources presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT on Items 12-17 

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Kevin Hughes, IBEW Local 6, expressed support for the collective bargaining agreements and 
commended staff. He stated that throughout negotiations the autonomy that was spirit and intent 
of Prop. E was maintained and secured and shouldn't go unrecognized. 

RESOLUTION 06-076 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

13. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and Municipal Executives Association to be effective July 1 , 2006 
through June 30, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Diana 
Buchbinder) 

RESOLUTION 06-077 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

14. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and SEIU, Local 790 to be effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

RESOLUTION 06-078 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

15. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and IBEW Local 6, and TWU 250-A (Class 7410) to be effective July 1, 
2006 through June 30, 2009. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Diana Buchbinder) 

RESOLUTION 06-079 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 






Id. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
transportation Agency and Machinists, Local 1414 to be effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 
2(H) 1 ). (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

RESOLUTION 06-080 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

1 7. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the MTA and TWU Local 
200 to be effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

RESOLUTION 06-081 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

Director Black requested that staff provide regular reports regarding the City's efforts to address 
the cost of fringe and health benefits. 



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18. Authorizing the award of Contract No. 0944J(R): Mission Street (14 th to 26 th Streets) Traffic 
Signal Improvement, to LC General Engineering and Construction, for a total contract amount of 
$1,894,471.50. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, contract, financial plan and 
resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-082 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

19. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Mission Bartlett Garage Fiscal Year 
2006-2007 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ron Szeto) 

At the direction of Chairman McCray, Board Secretary Boomer called Items 19-22 together. 

No public comment. 



RESOLUTION 06-083 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

20. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the St. Mary's Square Garage and 16 th & 
Hoff Street Garage combined Fiscal Year 2006-2007 budget, marketing plan and capital 
improvement request. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-084 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

21. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Golden Gateway Garage Fiscal Year 
2006-2007 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-085 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Dm, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

22. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Civic Center Plaza Garage Fiscal 
Year 2006-2007 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-086 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



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23. Act inu a.s the Parking Authority, authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to approve 
the San Francisco ( icneral Hospital Medical Center Parking System Fiscal Year 2006-2007 
budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-087 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

24. Approving the following traffic modification: 

A. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Howard Street, between 9th Street and 200 feet 
easterly 

B. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Howard 
Street, north side, from 9th Street to 200 feet easterly. 

C. RESCIND - MULTIPLE RIGHT TURN LANES AND ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE 
MUST TURN RIGHT - Howard Street, westbound, at 9th Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 3 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - 9th Street, east side, from Howard Street to Tehama Street (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that Item C is a huge mistake and D already exists. Cars still have to merge 
into the bike lane in order to make the turn. This change will impact traffic. He requested that 
the item be put on hold pending additional study. 

Director Shahum recused herself due to a conflict of interest. 

At the suggestion of the City Attorney, discussion and action on Item 24 was postponed until 
after the Closed Session. 

Upon conclusion of the closed session, the MTA Board took action. 

RESOLUTION 06-088 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

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NAYES - Din 
RECUSED - Shahum 

25. Review of key points of the City Attorney's "Good Government Guide". (No explanatory 
documents.) (Julia Friedlander) 

Julia Friedlander, deputy City Attorney, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that Ms. Friedlander provided a good summary of complex laws. He added 
that the annual Sunshine Ordinance and Ethics Commission video was available on the city's 
website. He suggested that staff should be directed to respond to reasonable comments made by 
the public so the public feels that they have been heard. 

Barry Taranto expressed appreciation for the presentation and stated that it helped to focus his 
thoughts. 

26. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

PUBLIC COMMENT on matters to be discussed in Closed Session: 

David Pilpel stated that the Sunshine Ordinance requires that the agenda include the full name of 
the case and court. He stated that the Board might want to seek clarification from the court 
regarding continued implementation of bike improvements that are already underway. 

RECESS SPECIAL MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 1 1 :40 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 
Michael Kasolas 

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James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Me/ey 
Tom Nolan 
I call Shahum 

Also present: Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Wilson Johnson, Director of Service Planning 

Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 

John Kennedy, Deputy City Attorney 

Chris Hiyashi, Deputy City Attorney 

Kim Chew, Legal Intern 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

Director Shahum recused herself due to a conflict of interest and left the room. 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(3.1) Coalition for Adequate Review, Superior Ct. #505509, filed on 7/28/2005 

Also present: William Lieberman, Director, Planning 
Jack Fleck, acting Deputy Director, DPT 
Oliver Gajda, Manager, Bicycle Program 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

Also present: Greg Wilcox, Manager 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 12:52 p.m. 

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27. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss existing and 
anticipated litigation with the City Attorney. The Board took no action. 

28. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Shahum-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 1 : 04 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL 1 4 Z006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

07-1 4-0.7 P01 • VD 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Ffooc San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the comer of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Roberta Lopez, Superior Ct. #5439034 filed on 2/28/05 for $165,056.43 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION 

REGULAR MEETING 

6. Call to Order 

7. Roll Call 

8. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 



9. Approval of Minutes 

-June 30, 2006 Special Meeting 

10. Communications 

(10.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(10.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

11. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

12. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Annual report on Security and Emergency Preparedness 

-Update on the PCO Citation and Deployment Report 

-Status of Disparity Study 

-Small Business Enterprise Implementation 

-Ongoing Activities 

13. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

14. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
OR PARKING AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 
SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

15. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(15.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Allstate Ins., Superior Ct. #CGC05446766 filed on 11/16/05 for $1,000 

B. Tim Begovich, Superior Ct. #434243 filed on 8/30/04 for $2,000 

C. Travelers Ins., Superior Ct. #444672 filed on 7/7/05 for $3,1 17.38 

D. Eleanor and Phat To, Superior Ct. #423288 filed on 8/8/04 for $4,750 

E. Erica Blandino, Dolores Montano and Farmers Ins, Litigated Claim #60255 1 filed on 4/6/06 for 
$5,278.51 

F. Mohammed Hanoona and Alejandro Ramirez, Superior Ct. #439082 and 439540 filed on 
3/16/05 and 3/1/05 for $3,000 (Hanoona) and $3,500 (Ramirez) 

G. Elaine Dea and Nee On Won, Superior Ct. #442774 filed on 7/1/05 for $9,250 

H. Allstate Ins. for Qiao Mei Tan, Unlitigated Claim #602182 filed on 3/6/06 for $1 1,443.68 
I. Griselda Gomez, Superior Ct. #CGC04433409 filed on 7/29/04 for $1 5,000 
J. Genia Cliffton, Superior Ct. #434237 filed on 8/27/04 for $ 1 9,000 

(15.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - California Street, north side, from Kearny Street to Mason Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA T (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Bryant Street, both sides, 
between 20th and 21st Streets (2200 block). 

C. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - California Street, both sides, 
between Powell and Mason Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

16. Approving the following traffic modification: 

A. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Mississippi Street, both sides, between Mariposa and 
16th Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (Bond Yee) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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Municipal Railway 



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AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 






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MINUTES 

Tuesday, July 18,2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Special Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
JUL 2 8 Z006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7'" Floor* San Francisco. CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4-505 • Fax: 415.701.4 302 • wvi/Yv.sfmuni.com 



: OO-REGIM A R MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 
1 Call 10 Order 
Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robm Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Wilson Johnson, Director, Muni Service Planning 
Carrie McWilliams, City Attorney Intern 
Kim Chiu, City Attorney Intern 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a closed 
session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION - The closed session was called 
to order at 2:02 p.m. 

CLOSED SESSION 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Roberta Lopez, Superior Ct. #5439034 filed on 2/28/05 for $165,056.43 

RESOLUTION 06-089 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client matters in 
the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

Also present: 

Deb Ward, Acting Chief Financial Officer 
Carter Rohan, Director, Construction Division 
Andre Boursse, Manager, Contract Compliance 
Mario Gallardo, Contract Compliance Officer 
Gregg Wilcox, Manager 
Pansy Waller, Contract Compliance Officer 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION - The closed session was adjourned at 2:52 p.m. 

REGULAR MEETING 

6. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:55 p.m. 

7. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

8. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing 
electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible for the ringing or 
use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices might be removed from the 
meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and 
requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

9. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 30, 2006 Special Meeting: unanimously approved. 

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10. Communications 

(10.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Roberta Lopez vs. CCSF 
\\ ith the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. The Board also met in closed 
session to discuss anticipated litigation with the City as defendant. The Board took no action on that item. 

(10.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

1 1. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Nolan requested that staff provide information regarding all the projects and programs that were 
being considered for funding due to the additional state monies that were coming to the MTA. 

12. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Annual report on Security and Emergency Preparedness 

-Update on the PCO Citation and Deployment Report 

-Status of Disparity Study 

-Small Business Enterprise Implementation 

-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Ford presented this month's Special Recognition Awards to Toni Coe, Annie Knight 
and John Lewis. Chairman McCray expressed appreciation on behalf of the Board. 

The 44th Annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Championship was held on Thursday, July 13 in Union Square. 
First place was awarded to Ken Lunardi, second place went to Byron Cobb; and the third place winner was 
Warren Robinson. Local media personalities also competed. Jan Wahl won first place in that 
competition. 

DPT's School Safety Program has received a $470,000 grant from the State's Safe Route to Schools 
Program. This grant will allow for the construction of improvements such as curb extensions and bike 
racks around Buena Vista Elementary School. 

Exec. Director Ford announced the appointment of Diana Hammons to the position of Director of External 
Affairs. 

Bond Yee, acting Director, DPT introduced DPT's summer interns. 

Robert Hertan. Manager, Security and Emergency Preparedness, presented the FY06 security and 
emergency preparedness training program. 

Director Mezey requested that the board be provided with the details of the state-wide disaster preparedness 
exercise. 



Director Din requested information regarding the various alert levels and what was required of the agency for 
each level. 

Director Kasolas requested clarification regarding training for board members and their role in the event of an 
emergency. 

Bond Yee, acting Director, DPT presented the PCO Citation and Deployment Report. 

Director Dm requested information regarding the effectiveness of PCO's using bicycles. 

Mark Berkman, Charles Rivers Associates, presented the Disparity Study. 

Andre Boursse, Manager, Contract Compliance, presented the MTA's plans to implement a Small Business 
Enterprise program. 

13. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented the recommendations of the CAC. 

14. Public Comment 

Herbert Weiner expressed concern regarding backdoor boarding. It's happening city-wide. Bicyclists who 
run red lights at intersections and narrowly miss pedestrians should be treated like motorists. He urged Muni 
to rigorously adhere to the schedule and advocated for a corporate tax that would be dedicated to public 
transportation. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU Local 250-A, stated that operators were not lax in collecting fares. They are 
working with the police department and the district attorney to prosecute fare evaders. TWU members will ask 
for fares but will not risk their life to try to get people to pay it. 

Roger Bazeley stated that the greatest risk of injuries and fatalities occurred at intersections of major arterial 
roadways. He expressed support for a center alignment for BRT or LRT systems. Cable Car stops need to be 
redesigned for greater visibility. The Sutter Stockton garage needs additional signage and other improvements 
to enhance pedestrian safety. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY OR 
PARKING AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7'" FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

15. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There will be no separate 
discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter 
shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(15.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or will be 
available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Allstate Ins.. Superior Ct. #CGC05446766 tiled on 1 1/16/05 for $1,000 

B. 1 mi Begovich, Superior Ct. #434243 filed on 8/30/04 for $2,000 

C. Travelers Ins.. Superior Ct. #444672 filed on 7/7/05 for $3, 11 7.38 

D. Eleanor and Phat To, Superior Ct. #423288 filed on 8/8/04 for $4,750 

E. Erica Blandino, Dolores Montano and Farmers Ins, Litigated Claim #602551 filed on 4/6/06 for $5,278.5' 

F. Mohammed Hanoona and Alejandro Ramirez, Superior Ct. #439082 and 439540 filed on 3/16/05 and 
3/1/05 for $3,000 (Hanoona) and $3,500 (Ramirez) 

( i. Elaine Dea and Nee On Won, Superior Ct. #442774 filed on 7/1/05 for $9,250 

II. Allstate Ins. for Qiao Mei Tan, Unlitigated Claim #602182 filed on 3/6/06 for $1 1,443.68 

I. ( iriselda Gomez, Superior Ct. #CGC04433409 filed on 7/29/04 for $ 1 5,000 

J. Genia Cliffton, Superior Ct. #434237 filed on 8/27/04 for $19,000 

RESOLUTION 06-090 

(15.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 
California Street, north side, from Kearny Street to Mason Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM 
- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Bryant Street, both sides, between 20th and 21st 
Streets (2200 block). 

C. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - California Street, both sides, between Powell and 
Mason Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-091 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

16. Approving the following traffic modification: 

A. ESTABLISH - BICYCLE LANES - Mississippi Street, both sides, between Mariposa and 16th 
Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

Director Shahum recused herself due to a conflict of interest. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-092 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:03 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 

Loberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et 
seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please 
contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, 
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AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Room 400, City Hall .|,| o q onnc 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



9 - 07-23-07. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue* 7' h Floor- San Francisco. CA 94103 • Tel: 415.7 '/.sfmuni com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

["he Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. ( ioodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
sen ing tins location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1-1 laves; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
l ):.C(,142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the comer of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

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during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
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materials for calendar items ate available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 1 ' 1 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The nngmg of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any pcrson(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 18, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Third Street Funding Plan 
-Fleet Improvement Program 
-Quarterly EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1 ) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to 
advertise Contract No. MR- 12 16, Design-Build Services for Geneva Historic Car Enclosure. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

( 10.2) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Fourth Amendment to Advertising 
Transit Shelter Agreement with CBS Outdoor to permit the contractor to advertise on the Third 
Street platforms in exchange for maintenance of those platforms; to add shelters to the E-Line 
boarding islands; and to extend the agreement by six months. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Deb Ward) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1. Authorizing the MTA to initiate limited introductory service on the T-Third Street in January 
2007 on Saturdays and Sundays followed by full all-day daily service in April 2007; authorizing 
the MTA to discontinue lines 9X, 9AX, 9BX-San Bruno Express and 15-Third Street, and to 
partially discontinue service on line 54-Felton; authorizing the MTA to initiate new and revised 
services on the 15X-Bayshore Express: 15AX-Bayshore A Express and 15BX-Bayshore B 
Express and on the 54-Felton: establishing the inbound terminal of the N-Judah at Embarcadero 
Station and establishing the peak-hour route of the J-Church. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and maps.) (William Lieberman) 

12. Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as S26.50 per hour for 
Operators and $16.6950 per hour for Operator Trainees effective July 1 , 2006, S26.77 per hour 
for Operators and $16.8651 for Operator Trainees effective November 4, 2006, and $27.08 per 
hour for Operators and $17.0604 for Operator Trainees effective June 2, 2007. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and salary certification.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

13. Adopting an overall annual goal of 25 percent for DBE contracting in FTA-assisted contracts 
for FFY 2007; and authorizing the MTA to implement a Small Business Enterprise program. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Deb Ward) 

14. Approving and adopting the "Executive Director's Incentive Compensation Plan" for 
Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Executive Director/CEO. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and plan.) (James McCray, Jr.) 

15. Authorizing the award of Contract No. 1217: New Traffic Signals - Project 57, to Abbett 
Electric, to install new traffic signals at California and Octavia; California and Stockton; Avalon, 
Mission and Theresa; Boardman and Bryant; and the Great Highway and JFK for a total contract 
amount of S898,950. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (Bond Yee) 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to u hether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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Municipal Railway 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

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MINUTES 

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Special Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG 1 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" cause 
microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2006 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Mr. Murphy, Chairman of the CAC would not be presenting a 
report today. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Shahum requested that the Board schedule a discussion regarding the strategic planning 
session. She stated that it was important to discuss how the MTA board will operate on behalf of 
the public. Chairman McCray requested that the draft agenda be provided to the board. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Third Street Funding Plan 



-Fleet Improvement Program 
-Quarterly EEO Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Ford presented this month's Special Recognition Awards to Andrew Horn, 
Edward Kenny and Linda Kelly-Cross. Chairman McCray expressed appreciation on behalf of the 
Board. 

Carter Rohan, Director of Capital Programs and Construction introduced the Construction Division's 
Summer Intern Program. Jane Wang, project manager, introduced the Summer interns. 

Diana Hammons, Director of External Affairs, addressed a recent news report regarding paratransit 
safety. The MTA and the paratransit contractor have a zero tolerance policy with respect to safety 
violations. 

Stu Smith, Chairman, Paratransit Coordinating Council Executive Committee, stated that the PCC 
was working closely with the paratransit broker and Muni to address the issues and they have made a 
lot of progress. 

Ashish Patel, Project Manager, Third Street Project presented the Third Street Funding Plan. 

Carter Rohan, Director of Capital Programs and Construction presented the Fleet Improvement 
Program. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed concern regarding the Third St. schedule for operators and vehicle 
availability and reliability. He stated that Green Division is overcrowded and wondered why it took 
so long to open 6 th and King. He urged the Board to maintain focus on the Third St. opening 
schedule and expressed concern regarding Third St. costs in the FY07 budget. He also stated that the 
position of Deputy Director for Maintenance needed to be filled. 

Roger Bazeley stated that he was looking forward to the opening of Third Street and supports transit- 
oriented development along the line. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU Local 250A stated that the concerns raised in the news report regarding 
safety of the paratransit system have been resolved. 

Barry Taranto expressed concern regarding signal timing of the lights along the Third St. Corridor 
especially as it relates to left-turns. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

No report. 



9. Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that has been disrespected by Transit Effectiveness Project staff and that he had 
not received a response to items discussed with Mr. Ford. He inquired about further organizational 
restructures, about the recent cancellation of the Presidio sign-up and recent subway and light rail 
operational problems. He stated that the Board of Supervisors had continued the contract to 
purchase 30 foot buses and wondered how the continuance would impact the delivery schedule. The 
MTA should consider hiring part-time operators. 

Barry Taranto stated that additional PCO's were needed to cite people who park in the Tow Away 
No Parking Zones in the evening. He added that contractors cause problems with traffic signals and 
cited the flashing signal at Kearny as an example. 

Roger Bazeley expressed appreciation to E.D. Ford and Chairman McCray for attending the District 
6 Town Hall meeting and expressed support for a center alignment for the Geary BRT. He stated 
that pre-pay cards and Next Bus are great tools for riders. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that a board member had requested that both items be severed. 

(10.1) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to 
advertise Contract No. MR-1216, Design-Build Services for Geneva Historic Car Enclosure. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

At Director Mezey's request, Carter Rohan, Director of Capital Programs and Construction provided 
clarification regarding the design/bid process and the timeline for completing the project. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-093 



On motion to approve Item 10.1 : 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

(10.2) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Fourth Amendment to Advertising 
Transit Shelter Agreement with CBS Outdoor to permit the contractor to advertise on the Third 
Street platforms in exchange for maintenance of those platforms; to add shelters to the E-Line 
boarding islands; and to extend the agreement by six months. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (Deb Ward) 

Director Mezey requested that staff review the Advertising Policy; compare it to the policy of other 
Bay Area transit properties as it relates to the definition of obscene or pornographic ads and bring the 
policy to the board for discussion. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-094 

On motion to approve Item 10.2: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Authorizing the MTA to initiate limited introductory service on the T-Third Street in January 
2007 on Saturdays and Sundays followed by full all-day daily service in April 2007; authorizing the 
MTA to discontinue lines 9X, 9AX, 9BX-San Bruno Express and 15-Third Street, and to partially 
discontinue service on line 54-Felton; authorizing the MTA to initiate new and revised services on 
the 15X-Bayshore Express: 15AX-Bayshore A Express and 15BX-Bayshore B Express and on the 
54-Felton: establishing the inbound terminal of the N-Judah at Embarcadero Station and establishing 
the peak-hour route of the J-Church. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
maps.) (William Lieberman) 

Peter Straus, Manager, Service Planning, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that he was unaware that there had been any recent public outreach or notice on 
vehicles regarding these changes. He expressed interest in knowing what the net impact is on 
vehicles by mode and on personnel. The Castro turnback may be problematic for existing K, L and 
M riders and could result in additional delays. He urged the Board to continue the matter. Mr. 
Pilpel discussed alternative means of providing service along the 15 and 9 lines. 



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1 lclcn Kwan, Chinatown TRIP, expressed concern regarding the proposed schedule and capacity of 
the changes. She stated that while TRIP and MTA staff had resolved many issues, TRIP continued 
to have questions regarding headways. TRIP would like to see the proposed new line called the 9x 
rather than the 15x. 

Paul Lee, TWU Local 250-A, expressed concern regarding the reduction of service on the proposed 
15x line. 

Director Din requested that the resolution be amended to change the name of the new service to the 
9X. 

RESOLUTION 06-095 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

12. Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $26.50 per hour for 
Operators and $16.6950 per hour for Operator Trainees effective July 1, 2006, $26.77 per hour for 
Operators and $16.8651 for Operator Trainees effective November 4, 2006, and $27.08 per hour for 
Operators and $17.0604 for Operator Trainees effective June 2, 2007. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and salary certification.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-096 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

13. Adopting an overall annual goal of 25 percent for DBE contracting in FTA-assisted contracts for 
FFY 2007; and authorizing the MTA to implement a Small Business Enterprise program. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Deb Ward) 

No public comment. 

Chairman McCray expressed concern regarding future participation for minorities and women in 
MTA contracts and urged staff to enhance the MTA's outreach efforts to secure participation. 

RESOLUTION 06-097 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

14. Approving and adopting the "Executive Director's Incentive Compensation Plan" for Nathaniel 
P. Ford, Sr., Executive Director/CEO. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
plan.) (James McCray, Jr.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-098 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

15. Authorizing the award of Contract No. 1217: New Traffic Signals - Project 57, to Abbett 
Electric, to install new traffic signals at California and Octavia; California and Stockton; Avalon, 
Mission and Theresa; Boardman and Bryant; and the Great Highway and JFK for a total contract 
amount of $898,950. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Bond Yee) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-099 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5:33 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 



Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Pacifico Paculba, Manager, Schedules 
Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 
Patty DeVlieg, Manager, Construction 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session for a conference with the City 
Attorney regarding anticipated litigation with the city as defendant. The Board took no action 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:06 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
AUG 1 Z006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 lh Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 1 >i\ Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission- Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 1, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
-Strategic Planning Workshop 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Quarterly Citation Report 
-Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Quarterly Garage Performance Report 
-Update on the Transit Effectiveness Project 
-Expenditure Plan for State Funds 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the. 
.Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available-. 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

v 

A. Jenny McCapes v CCSF, SF Superior Ct. #431749 filed on 5/26/04 for $2,500 

B. Dagoberto Lopez v CCSf, Unlitigated Claim #0601330 filed on 12/5/05 for $7,500 

C. Todd Thomas v. CCSF, SF Superior Ct. #436242 filed on 1 1/12/04 for $7,500 

D. Debra Hemrich v. CCSF, SF Superior Ct. #443661 filed on 7/3/06 for $20,500 

E. Louise Wiltz v. CCSF, US District Ct. of No. Calif. #C053275 filed on 6/16/05 for $35,000 

F. James Youman v. CCSF, SF Superior Ct. #428681 filed on 1/29/04 for $55,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUQH \ ' 
FRIDAY - Kearny Street, west side, from Broadway to 79 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Folsom Street, both sides, between 5th and 6th 
Streets AND South Van Ness Avenue, both sides, between Mission and Howard Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - NO PARKXNG ANYTIME - Market Street, west side, from the light pole, 
approximately 100 feet south of the driveway of 3550 Market Street to the driveway of 3620 
Market Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Folsom Street, north side, from 
138 feet to 188 feet east of 2nd Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) -Gilbert Street, both sides, between Brannan 
Street to southern terminus. 

F. RESCIND - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U" - 45 Lansing Street, Lot 59 of 
Block 3749 on the Unit block of Lansing Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Leavenworth Street, east side, 
from the south side of the driveway of 808 Leavenworth Street to 20 feet southerly. 

H. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 2 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 

6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Natoma Street, south side, between 5th and 

Mary Streets. 
I. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME -Webster Street, along the 

terminus, south of Hermann Street AND Webster Street, east side, from the terminus to 29 

feet northerly. 
J. ESTABLISH - NO PARKXNG ANYTIME - 101 Lansdale Avenue, from 97 feet north of the 

southeast property line of 101 Lansdale Avenue to 1 12 feet west of the northeast property line 



of 101 Lansdale Avenue. 
K. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Pennsylvania 

Avenue, east side, from 23rd Street to 350 feet northerly. 
L. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Geneva Avenue, north side, west of Moscow Street from 

75 feet long to 100 feet long. 
M. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - Sansome Street, west side, from Washington Street to Broadway. 
N. ESTABLISH - METERED LOADING ZONE, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - "3303" Scott Street, west side, from 58 feet to 76 feet north of Chestnut St. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Approving the restructuring of line 56-Rutland to establish a new one-way counter- 
clockwise loop service and discontinuing service on the existing route. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, maps, letters and resolution.) (William Lieberman) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $496,884.62 of NHTSA/OTS 
program funding for implementation of the School Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Project. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (William Lieberman) 

(10.5) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR- 1 189, Muni Metro Extension 
Station Enhancement Project by Stacy and Witbeck/ R & W Concrete Contractors; approving 
Contract Modification No 3 for a reduction of the approved contract amount by $54,502.04 to a 
final contract amount of $1,863,44.96; and approving contract closeout. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Approving the framework master agreement and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to 
execute Contract No. 1221, Advanced Train Control System Software, Hardware and Associated 
Services, with Alcatel Transport Automation for an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 and an 
initial term of two years with options to extend annually for an additional eight years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract and financial plan.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Third Amendment to the software 
license agreement with Fourth Dimension Traffic for software for Type 2070 Signal Traffic 
Controllers for a total contract amount not to exceed $726,354. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Bond Yee) 

13. Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - 6-WHEEL TRUCK LOADING ONLY AT ALL TIMES - Market Street, north 
side, between Van Ness Avenue and Page Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - METERED 6-WHEEL TRUCK LOADING ZONE (7AM TO 6PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Market Street, north side, from 29 to 73 feet east of 12th 






Street (44-foot zone comprised of two parking meters). 

C. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 2, 7AM TO 6PM, 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Market Street, north side, from 12th Street to Van 
Ness Avenue (within the parking bay area). 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AW AY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Market Street, north side, from 
Page Street to 12th Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Bond Yee) 

14. Authorizing execution of the proposed Sixth Amendment to the parking citation processing 
and collection services Agreement with PRWT Services; which extends the Agreement for up to 
two years through September 23, 2008, and increases the "not to exceed" amount from 
$63,125,780 to $78,983,280. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
amendment.) (Diana Hammons) 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.11(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Elsi Baires v. CCSF, S.F. Superior Ct. #432940, filed on 7/12/04 for $600,000 

B. Danielle Perez v. CCSF, SF Superior Ct. #437754 filed on 1/14/05 for $3,000,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 549567 (e) and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(4), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 



16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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MINUTES 

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 

Room 400, Cily Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Special Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 1 4 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 lh Floor • San Francisco. CA 94103 • Tel: 415. 7r '01.4502 • vvww.sfmuni.com 



2:00 -REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

C 'hairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 1, 2006 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 10.5 had been removed from the agenda at the request 
of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman McCray requested that a performance evaluation for the acting Director of the Parking 
Authority be scheduled for the September 19 board meeting. 

Director Kasolas requested that staff bring a comprehensive contract procurement policy to the 
board for adoption within sixty days. He also requested that staff provide a list of all contracts, 
including their expiration dates. E.D. Ford stated that staff would provide the information 

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requested. 

Director Mezey requested that staff provide information to the board regarding the tax collector's 
efforts to collect the parking tax. 

Director Shahum requested information regarding the sales of fast passes. 

-Strategic Planning Workshop 

Mr. Ford discussed the importance of having a strategic plan to address the numerous challenges 
that the agency would be facing over the next twenty years and presented a draft agenda for a 
strategic planning workshop to begin developing this plan. 

Director Nolan stated that the issue of governance is most important and requested that the 
agenda include discussion about how the board operates and its' relationship to staff. 

Director Kasolas suggested that the agenda be structured as broadly as possible and suggested 
that it include discussion about board subcommittees, human resource policies as they relate to 
the board's appointees; the contract procurement process, garages, succession planning, 
distribution of fare media, increasing revenues, fare collection methods, passes, tokens, and fare 
evasion. 

Director Shahum stated that governance was first and foremost and suggested that the board 
discuss what is the role of the board, what goals should the board have for the next few years, 
what we need to do to improve and what our best structure is. 

Director Din stated that a comprehensive marketing plan would address issues related to 
attracting new riders and increasing revenue. 

Chairman McCray stated that if more time is needed, the day could be extended until 5:00 p.m. 
He stated that he has heard that the board was interested in looking at structural issues and 
governance and is not keen on breakout groups. Chairman McCray requested that staff provide 
APTA's board evaluation form in advance of the workshop. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Quarterly Citation Report 
-Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Quarterly Garage Performance Report 
-Update on the Transit Effectiveness Project 
-Expenditure Plan for State Funds 
-Ongoing Activities 



Exec. Director Ford stated thai Caltrans plans to close the Bay Bridge's eastbound direction, and 
related ramps, during the Labor Day weekend, to complete the last major demolition on the West 
Approach to the Bridge. PCOs will be on hand to direct traffic on city streets. Caltrans is 
planning a massive publicity campaign. BART will operate 24 hour service and MUNI service 
to Treasure Island will be maintained. 

The MTA is on an accelerated program to install approximately 600 backlogged new parking 
meters by November 1 . In the past two weeks, we've installed about 125 new meters. 

San Jose/30 lh St - recognize that DPT has major role in improving OTP. DPT worked on timing 
issues at that location/intersection to improve J line OTP. Proud of collaborative effort. Looking 
to repeat that throughout service area. 

DPT recently implemented a track equipment and signal controller change at northbound 30th 
Street at San Jose Avenue that is expected to improve the on-time performance of the J-Church 
line. 

The Third Street "General Sign-Up" was posted on August 23 ld . This sign-up includes the 
introduction of the T line full service, elimination of the 15 line and introduction of the 9X. It 
also includes improvements to the F line by adding three additional cars on weekends. 

The track work at West Portal and permanent track repair at Eureka has been cancelled until 
further notice as a result of construction problems this past weekend. The Construction Division 
will find a new date for the work. 

Senate Bill 1749, introduced by Senator Migden, regarding the decriminalization of transit fare 
evasion and other minor transit infractions is pending a vote on the Assembly Floor. We 
anticipate that Los Angeles County will be included in the bill. Staff is working with lobbyists 
to seek support for the legislation. 

Pursuant to city charter, E.D. Ford "sunshined" the TWU 250A MOU. This MOU was ratified 
by TWU members on August 8 n . The board will be asked to approve the "reopener" at their 
September 19 n meeting. The changes include increasing the premium for line trainers; 
providing uniforms and shoes on an annual basis; offering the same wellness program which is 
provided to other service critical employees; providing a monetary reward for the Operator of the 
Month in lieu of time off; and modifications for qualifications for overtime pay. There was no 
change to the term of the agreement which expires June 30, 2008 

Bond Yee, Acting Director, DPT, presented the quarterly Citation Report. 

Director Shahum requested that staff report back to the board regarding the impact of the changes 
on Market Street. 



Ron Szeto, Acting Director, Parking Authority, presented the quarterly garage per fo nuance 
report. 

Director Nolan expressed concern about the amount staff time involved in preparing and 
presenting reports to the board. He suggested that some of the reports could be presented on a 
semi-annual or annual basis. E.D. Ford stated that it may be helpful if the board had an idea of 
how much staff time was spent on preparing board reports and will get back to the board. 

William Lieberman, Director, Planning, presented highlights of the Transit Effectiveness Project. 

Director Shahum requested that the board be informed about the public meetings once they have 
been scheduled. She also requested regular reports on the TEP project. 

Marisa Espinosa, Manager, Strategic Policy Initiatives, presented the expenditure plan for state 
funds. 

PUBLIC COMMENT on the Expenditure Plan for State Funds: 

Tom Radulovich, Executive Director, Livable City urged the board not to use the unexpected 
windfall from the state to balance the operating budget. Instead, the board should look at 
opportunities to spend monies on things that will reduce future operating costs or items that will 
impact riders. Consider investing the monies in the corridor projects and things that will result 
in immediate savings that will improve the transit reliability. 

Bob Planthold expressed support for spending monies on accessible pedestrian signals. This 
could result in fewer accidents. 

E.D. Ford stated that in the interest of time, he would like to continue the Service Standards 
report to September 19 11 . 

PUBLIC COMMENT on the Executive Director's Report: 

Bob Planthold stated that there are inconsistencies and problems with what's being stated to the 
public regarding Transit Effectiveness Project. These inconsistencies raise fears among seniors. 
the public, families, and people with disabilities. The project should look at the needs of diverse 
constituencies and not just at healthy and able people who are trying to get to work. 

Tom Radulovich stated that he wanted to make a pitch for looking the TEP to look at the entire 
agency rather than just Muni service. The TEP goals can't be realized without all modes pulling 
together. He stated that the idea of a transit academy idea is near and dear to him and urged the 
MTA to partner with City College and with other transit agencies. 



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8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy. Chairman, CAC presented the CAC's recommendations. The CAC 
recommends that the MTA institute free transfers between cable cars and the rest of the Muni 
system and to keep cable car fares at or below their current levels. He also urged the board to 
withhold policy direction regarding the use of state funds until the CAC has had an opportunity 
to provide feedback on the item. 

Vice Chairman KLasolas requested that staff look at the issue of cable car fares and provide 
information on pricing. 

9. Public Comment 

Norman Rolfe stated that at one time the city charter required that cable car fares would not 
exceed other fares however the language had been removed. Cable cars are not considered as 
part of the system but as an amusement park ride. When cable car fares were the same as other 
fares, cable car fare box recovery was higher. Transfers should be accepted on cable cars. 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU Local 250-A, expressed concern about the proposed changes along Third 
Street. The affected communities weren't properly informed. We're not working as a team. We 
want to provide best service to communities and we know what people want. There is no service 
from the train station to Fisherman's Wharf. 

Bob Planthold stated that Muni has an unresponsive attitude toward people with disabilities. We 
are the first to be ignored and the last to be consulted. He has stated that there aren't pull cords 
across the front seats on the ETI buses but nothing has been done. The complaint process is 
biased against operators and needs to be reformed. There is a culture of non-responsiveness and 
a "can't do" attitude within the MTA. 

Paul Lee, TWU Local 250-A, stated that the proposed changes to the 9 and 1 5 lines will result in 
fewer buses. The new line will run on Stockton which is already congested and served by the 30 
and 45 lines. We propose an additional line that runs from Caltrain into Chinatown and 
Fisherman's wharf. The 10 line is unreliable as a back up because of the headways and lack of 
weekend service. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the M TA: 

A. Jenny McCapes v CCSF, SF Superior Ct. #431749 filed on 5/26/04 for $2,500 

B. Dagoberto Lopez v CCSf, Unlitigated Claim #0601330 filed on 12/5/05 for $7,500 

C. Todd Thomas v. CCSF, SF Superior Ct. #436242 filed on 1 1/1 2/04 for $7,500 

D. Debra Hemrich v. CCSF, SF Superior Ct. #443661 filed on 7/3/06 for 520,500 

E. Louise Wiltz v. CCSF, US District Ct. of No. Calif. #C053275 filed on 6/16/05 for $35,000 

F. James Youman v. CCSF, SF Superior Ct. #42868 1 filed on 1/29/04 for $55,000 

RESOLUTION 06- 1 00 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Kearny Street, west side, from Broadway to 79 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Folsom Street, both sides, between 5th and 6th 
Streets AND South Van Ness Avenue, both sides, between Mission and Howard Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Market Street, west side, from the light pole, 
approximately 100 feet south of the driveway of 3550 Market Street to the driveway of 3620 
Market Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Folsom Street, north side, from 
138 feet to 188 feet east of 2nd Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) -Gilbert Street, both sides, between Brannan 
Street to southern terminus. 

F. RESCIND - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "U" - 45 Lansing Street, Lot 59 of 
Block 3749 on the Unit block of Lansing Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Leavenworth Street, east side, 
from the south side of the driveway of 808 Leavenworth Street to 20 feet southerly. 

H. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 2 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Natoma Street, south side, between 5th and 
Mary Streets. 

I. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME -Webster Street, along the 

terminus, south of Hermann Street AND Webster Street, cast side, from the terminus to 29 



feci northerly. 
J. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - 101 Lansdale Avenue, from 97 feet north of the 

southeast property line o( 101 Lansdale Avenue to 1 12 feet west of the northeast property line 

of 101 Lansdale Avenue, 
k. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Pennsylvania 

Avenue, cast side, from 23rd Street to 350 feet northerly. 
L. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Geneva Avenue, north side, west of Moscow Street from 

75 feet long to 100 feet long. 
M. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - Sansome Street, west side, from Washington Street to Broadway. 
N. ESTABLISH - METERED LOADING ZONE, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - "3303" Scott Street, west side, from 58 feet to 76 feet north of Chestnut St. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Item 10.2 N and M were severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of members of the 
public. 

Jack Fleck, acting Traffic Engineer, presented the staff report for Item 10. 2N 

PUBLIC COMMENT on Item 10.2 N: 

Barry Taranto stated that many cars used Sansome St. to turn left onto Broadway. He requested 
that the Board consider leaving one block as tow-away zone. 

Irwin Lum, President, Local 250-A stated that he has the same concern as the previous speaker. 
Muni's 30X buses use that lane in the afternoon. Removing that turn lane will result in more 
traffic back-up. 

Jack Fleck stated that his understanding is that they were not changing the tow-away zone on that 
side of the street but would like to double-check it to be sure. 

Item 10.2 N was removed from the Consent Calendar and continued 10 a future meeting. 

Jack Fleck, Traffic Engineer, presented the staff report for hem 10.2 M 

PUBLIC COMMENT on Item 10.2 M: 

Christine Anderson stated that she is glad to discover that the proposal had been changed to one 
metered zone and she is supportive of the change. 

Item 10.2 M was returned to the Consent Calendar. 

RESOLUTION 06-101 



(10.3) Approving the restructuring of line 56-Rutland to establish a new one-way counter- 
clockwise loop service and discontinuing service on the existing route. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, maps, letters and resolution.) (William Lieberman) 

Item 10.3 was severed from the agenda at the request of a member of the public. 

Peter Straus, Manager, Service Planning, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Xi-Hou Xiao stated that he is a resident of the John King Senior Community and was speaking 
on behalf of the residents. Access to public transportation is important. Please support this 
change. 

RESOLUTION 06-102 

On motion to approve Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $496,884.62 of NHTSA/OTS 
program funding for implementation of the School Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Safely Project. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (William Lieberman) 

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of Director Shahum. Director 
Shahum stated that she needed to recuse herself from voting on this matter. 



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RESOLUTION 06-103 

On motion to approve Item 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

RECUSED: Shahum 

(10.5) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR-1 1 89, Muni Metro Extension 
Station Enhancement Project by Stacy and Witbcck/ R & W Concrete Contractors; approving 
Contract Modification No 3 for a reduction of the approved contract amount by 554,502.04 to a 
final contract amount of 51,863,44.96; and approving contract closeout. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

Item 10.5 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.2 N, 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5 severed): 

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\1K)PTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezcy, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving the framework master agreement and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to 
execute Contract No. 1221, Advanced Train Control System Software, Hardware and Associated 
Services, with Alcatel Transport Automation for an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 and an 
initial term of two years with options to extend annually for an additional eight years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract and financial plan.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

Patty DeVlieg, Project Manager, presented the staff report. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-104 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Third Amendment to the software 
license agreement with Fourth Dimension Traffic for software for Type 2070 Signal Traffic 
Controllers for a total contract amount not to exceed $726,354. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Bond Yee) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06- 105 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey. Nolan and Shahum 

13. Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - 6- WHEEL TRUCK LOADING ONLY AT ALL TIMES - Market Street, north 
side, between Van Ness Avenue and Page Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - METERED 6-WHEEL TRUCK LOADING ZONE (7AM TO 6PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Market Street, north side, from 29 to 73 feet east of 1 2th 
Street (44-foot zone comprised of two parking meters). 

C. ESTABLISH -PARKING METER AREA NO. 2, 7AM TO 6PM, 1 -HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Market Street, north side, from 12th Street to Van 

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Ness Avenue (within the parking bay area). 
D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Market Street, north side, from 
Page Street to 12th Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Bond Yee) 

Director Shahum recused herself from voting on this calendar item. 

RESOLUTION 06- 1 06 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

14. Authorizing execution of the proposed Sixth Amendment to the parking citation processing 
and collection services Agreement with PRWT Services; which extends the Agreement for up to 
two years through September 23, 2008, and increases the "not to exceed" amount from 
$63,125,780 to $78,983,280. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
amendment.) (Diana Mammons) 

No public comment. 

Director Kasolas requested that the resolution be amended to direct Mr. Ford to have an RFP 
ready by the end of November; to bring the RFP to the board at the first board meeting in 
December; and at that meeting, to provide timeline for the rest of the RFP process. 

On motion to amend the resolution to direct the Executive Director to have an Request for 
Proposals ready by the end of November; to bring an RFP to the Board at the first board meeting 
in December, and, at that time; to provide a timeline for the rest of the RFP process. 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 
NAYES - McCray 
RESOLUTION 06- 1 07 
On motion to approve the resolution as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Dm, Kasolas. McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to w hether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



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On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5:43 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

Also present: Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Wilson Johnson, Director of Service Delivery 
John Kennedy, Deputy City Attorney 
Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Elsi Baires v. CCSF, S.F. Superior Ct. #432940, filed on 7/12/04 for S600,000 

RESOLUTION 06-1 OS 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas. McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



B. Danielle Perez v. CCSF, SF Superior Ct. #437754 filed on 1/1 4/05 for $3,000,000 

RESOLUTION 06-109 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 549567 (e) and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(4), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss: 

Also present: Marisa Espinosa, Manager, Strategic Policy Initiatives 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:47 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Baires and 
Perez cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle both cases. The 
board also met in closed session for a performance evaluation of the Executive Director. No 
action was taken on that item. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

Chairman McCray requested that Mr. Ford commended MTA staff on behalf of the board for 
their performance in response to the August 2" service disruption. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:48 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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Gavin Newsom | Mayor 
Rev Dr. James McCray Jr. | Chairman 
Michael Kasolas | Vice Chairman 
Shirley Breyer Black | Director 
Wil Din | Director 
Peter Mezey | Director 
1 Leah Shahum | Director 
Tom Nolan | Director 
Nathaniel R Ford, Sr. I Executive Director/CEO 



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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



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Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ! " Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103- Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502-www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San, Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request: please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at wwW.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 15, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Quarterly Financial Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw wan-ants against such funds available 
or w ill be available in payment of the following claims against 'the MTA: 

A. Mohammed.Hanoona and Alejandro Ramirez v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #439082 and 439540 filed 
on 3/ 16/05 and 3/ 1/05 for $150 . ; 

B. James Arace v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #433631 filed on 8/6/04 for $7,500 

C. Carol Chau vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #439431 filed on 3/1 1/05 for $8,000 

D. Danielle Garcia-Gonzales v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC04432294 filed on 6/17/04 for $8,000 

E. Ann Holsberry v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0603267 filed on 6/14/06 for $22,000 

F. Jill Morales v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #319221 filed on 2/21/01 for $20,000 

G. Zi Zen Chen v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #429600 filed on 3/15/04 for $35,000 
H. John Greer v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #442844 filed on 7/6/05 for $85,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 990 Greenwich Street, north 
side, from 7.4 feet to 16 feet east of Jones Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 22nd Street, both sides, between Bryant and 
Florida Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 20th Avenue, both sides, between Eucalyptus 
Drive and Ocean Avenue. 

D. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Cesar Chavez Street, both sides, between(Noe 
and Sanchez Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Shotwell Street, west side, from Cesar Chavez 
Street to 102 feet south of 26th Street. 

F. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Phelan Avenue, east side, from 200 feet to 300 feet north of 
the northerly Cloud Circle and Phelan Avenue intersectidn. 

G. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Phelan Avenue, east side, from 280 feet to 380 feet north 
of the northerly Cloud Circle and Phelan Avenue intersection. 

H. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Broadway, south side, 89 feet east of Columbus Avenue. 
I. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULB- Broadway, south side, 65 feet east of Columbus Avenue. 
J. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULB AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING 

ANYTIME - Broadway, south side, 52 feet west of Kearny Street. 
K. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK 

BULB - Broadway, north side, 57 feet west of Kearny Street. 
L. RESCIND- TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 7AM TO 9AM, MONDAY TO FRIDAY AND 

ESTABLISH - TOW- A WAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE 

MUST TURN RIGHT - Columbus Avenue, west side, from Broadway to 60 feet northerly. 
M. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Waller Street, north side, from the 

driveway of 530 Waller Street to the driveway of 532 Waller Street. 



N. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE AND ESTABLISH - TOW.A WAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 
16th Street, north side, from Bryant Street to 80 feet easterly. 

O. ESTABLISH-MUNI BUS ZONE-16 th St., north side, from 80 feet to 200 feet east of Bryant St. 

P. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 
Sansome Street, west side, from Washington Street to Broadway. 

Q. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Y" (2 HOUR PARKING TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM to 10 PM, EVERYDAY) - Harrison Street, south side, between Fremont and ' .' 
Spear Streets; Spear Street, west side, from Harrison Street to 140 feet southerly; Main Street, 
both sides, between Harrison and Bryant Streets; Beale Street, both sides, between Bryant and 
Harrison Streets; Beale Street, west side, between Harrison and Folsom Streets. 

R. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 1 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 ' 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Harrison Street, north side; between Fremont and 
Spear Streets; Spear Street, east side, from Harrison Street to 140 feet southerly; Harrison 
Street, south side, between The Embarcadero and Spear Streets; Beale Street, east side, 
between Folsom and Harrison Streets; Townsend Street, both sides, between 2nd Street and 
Colin P. Kelly Jr. Street; Brannan Street, both sides, between 2nd Street and Colin P. Kelly Jr. 
Street; 2nd Street, west side, between King and Townsend Streets. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $24,502,500 in federal 
Section 5309 New Starts capital assistance for the design and construction of Muni's Third Street 
Phase U-Central Subway project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 
(Sonali Bose) 



(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $3,693,215 in Section 5309 
Bus and Bus Facilities capital assistance for design and construction of the Islais Creek Bus 
Maintenance Facility and the purchase of Automatic Vehicle Locator equipment. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director to accept and expend $785,223 in Section 5309 Bus 
and Bus Facilities capital assistance for the Glen Park Intermodal Facility Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (William Lieberman) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract 
No. 1224, Complete Rehabilitation of PCC Streetcars, to remanufacture four PCCs for service on 
the F-Line and future E-Line, to evaluate proposals and to negotiate a contract with the most 
qualified proposer. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, RFP and financial 
plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to enter into an agreement with the Transport 
Workers San Francisco Municipal Railway Trust Fund acknowledging the Fund's receipt of 
$4,531,000 toward payments due from MTA to the Fund for Fiscal Year 2006, and establishing 
procedures for any adjustments to that amount following completion of the actuarial study. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 



(10.8) Accepting the work performed by Stacy and Witbeck/R & W Concrete Contractors, Inc., 
A Joint Venture, under San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. MR- 1 189, Muni Metro 
Extension Station Enhancement Project; approving Contract Modification No 3 for a reduction 
of the approved contract amount by $54,502.04; and approving contract closeout. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1. Approving and adopting the Municipal Transportation Agency's goals for Fiscal' Year 2007. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and goals.) (Nathaniel Ford) 

12. Correcting and updating Resolution No. 04-161, and approving a settlement with Caltrans in 
the amount of $800,000, plus statutory interest for a portion of its property at Assessors Lot 024, 
Block 5474 (at Keith Street and Le Conte Avenue) and adjacent portions of Keith Street and Le 
Conte Avenue, as well as the small remainder parcels to the north and south, subject to a 
reserved easement for Caltrans to access and maintain its electrical box. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

13. Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - BOLLARDS - Beale Street, west side, from 110 feet to 250 feet north of 
Bryant Street. 

B. RESCIND - ONE WAY STREET - Beale Street, between Bryant and Folsom Streets 

C. ESTABLISH - BIKE LANE (SOUTHBOUND) - Beale Street, west side, between Bryant 
and Folsom Streets 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING , 3:30 TO 7:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Beale Street, west side, from Bryant Street to 50 feet northerly (50 foot zone). 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Beale Street, west side, from 
50 feet to 230 feet north of Bryant Street (180 foot zone). 

F. RESCIND - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - Beale Street, east side, from 300 feet to 353 
feet south of Folsom Street and from 620 feet to 764 feet south of Folsom Street. 

G. RESCIND - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - Beale Street, west side, from Bryant Street to 
630 feet northerly (north end of Harrison Overpass). (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 






2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. v. CCSF, et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., Northern District of Cal., 
Case #C061021PJH and In re Neoplan USA Corporation, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of 
Delaware, Case #0610872 (For discussion only) 

B. Lukvosky, Khan, Mitchell, Huggins, Asrat, Zolotarev, Skuratovsky, and Vasilevski v. 
CCSF, United States District Court #C0500389WHA filed on 1/26/2005 for $375,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Ad Hoc Performance Evaluation Committee will meet in 
closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Parking Authority Director Ron Szeto 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Tuesday, September 19, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

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Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 






Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Fioor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2006 Regular meeting: unanimously 
approved. 



"57 "Communications 

Chairman McCray thanked Robin Reitzes for sheparding the agency for the past few months in 
Julia Friedlander's absence. 

Chairman McCray reminded the board about the special meeting scheduled for September 26 . 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Vice Chairman Kasolas requested the information regarding transfers on cable cars including an 
analysis of the differential between other modes and cable cars and provide information on 
revenue generated. Exec. Director Ford stated that staff is examining the issue and would come 
back to the board with a recommendation. 

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7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly Service Standards Report 
-Quarterly Financial Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Ford presented this month's Special Recognition Awards to Vicki Rambo, Alice 
Kwong, Ed Timmer and Oscar Baeza. Chairman McCray expressed appreciation on behalf of the 
Board. 

Exec. Director Ford introduced Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer; Adrian Moy, Deputy Director 
of Safety and Training; and Antonio Parra, Deputy Chief of Security and Enforcement. 

E.D. Ford reported that the Bay Bridge Closure on Labor Day went smoothly. It was a massive 
undertaking with over 65 PCO's manually directing traffic. 

E.D. Ford stated that the MTA would hold Family Day and a Roadeo on Saturday, October 14 th . The 
day will include a talent contest and a cooking competition. Later that evening, the MTA will 
recognize operators at the Safe Driver Awards Banquet. Mr. Ford stated that 279 operators have 
achieved the honor of being a "Safe Driver". 

Gregg Wilcox, Manager, Construction and Contract Administration Office presented the Job Order 
Contract process. 

Deb Denison, Acting Chief Information Officer presented the year end Service Standards Report for 
FY2006. 

Deb Ward, Deputy Director, Finance, presented the quarterly Financial Report. 



Director Shahum requested that staff look into unexpended Regional Measure 2 funds. E.D. Ford 
stated that staff would investigate and would report back to the board. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto suggested using the money for new ramped vans because they break down easily and 
are hard to maintain. More PCO's are needed between 6 and midnight. Dispatchers are doing their 
best to collect information but only so many PCO's are available to respond. He stated that he was 
glad to hear that wait times to pay tickets had improved. 

Cristal Java, SEIU Local 790, stated that employees want the money spent on getting rid of pests. There 
are safety items that need to be addressed. People are dealing with pigeon feces and bad lighting. 



Asha Bahati stated that she sees mice and rats every morning. She has filled out reports but 
nobody has responded. Mice on buses could cause an accident. This isn't just happening at the 
Flynn Division. 

Don Reddicks, Car Cleaner at Green Division, stated that contamination of bird feces is a 
problem. Pigeon abatement netting was installed but it didn't complete the job. Bird feces 
contain bacteria which could result in major health problems. He would like the issue resolved 
as soon as possible. 

Piedad Morales, Station Agents representative, stated that station agents have to manually open 
fare gates. Station agents are getting hurt but they are still working. The Van Ness, Castro and 
Church St. stations don't have electric gates. The board is invited to the opening of the Westfield 
Shopping Center on September 28. 

James Bryant, SEIU 790, stated that there were mechanical gates at one time but they were 
removed due to the cost to maintain them. It has probably cost more in workers compensation 
claims over the years. He requested that the change machine system be rectified. Station Agents 
experience combative behavior from the public due to conflicts over fares. The Board should 
take a closer look at having change machines. 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU, Local 250A, stated that the bams aren't as clean as they should be and 
appealed to the board to get rid of rats and pests. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented the CAC's recommendations. He stated that it's not 
acceptable for on-time performance to plateau at 70%. There is a great deal of low-hanging fruit. 
As long as you have vehicles running sharp, you will have a low on-time performance record. 
Physical barriers should be installed where possible to prevent cars from blocking vehicles. 
Central Control should dispatch an inspector and a tow truck at the same time to quickly clear up 



"blockages. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto stated that last Friday a PCO wrote a ticket to someone who was blocking a bus 
zone. The DPT Signal Shop takes three to four months to make changes to signal lighting. They 
need more personnel. Cab drivers are the beneficiaries of the MTA not improving on-time 
performance. Cab drivers don't want to see cab fares increase but they are also not in favor of 
continuing to subsidize paratransit riders. Mr. Taranto requested an update on the paratransit 
debit card program. 



Charlie Walker stated that there are no street lights on Third Street and that he ran over a large 
piece of metal which cost a lot to get his car fixed. He stated that he has been to board meetings 
two or three times to talk about the no left turn restrictions but DPT is putting in more no left 
turn signs. They don't need those signs. 

Nile Heins, President, Bay Park Business Association, requested that a left turn northbound on 
Arthur be allowed. The light rail line is blocking both entrances to Bay Park. DPT staff wants to 
run traffic down Evans and Quint St., which are filled with rocks and holes. He recommended 
that the MTA hold a meeting in the community because people are super angry. He stated that 
there could be major protests when the trains start running. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that the issue of no-left rums is a safety issue. Staff has re-examined 
the signage on Third Street. Some left turns are allowed but staff had to restrict a certain number 
to maintain parking spaces for businesses. Staff thought there was a reasonable compromise with 
the business community between safety and maintaining parking. The MTA can't compromise 
safety. At this point, staff wants to wait until Third St. service opens and then take another look 
at the matter, hi the meantime, staff will continue to work with Mr. Walker and the community. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Mohammed Hanoona and Alejandro Ramirez v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #439082 and 439540 filed 
on 3/16/05 and 3/1/05 for $150 

B. James Arace v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #433631 filed on 8/6/04 for $7,500 

C. Carol Chau vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #439431 filed on 3/1 1/05 for $8,000 

D. Danielle Garcia-Gonzales v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC04432294 filed on 6/17/04 for $8,000 

E. Ann Holsberry v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0603267 filed on 6/14/06 for $22,000 

F. Jill Morales v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #319221 filed on 2/21/01 for $20,000 

G. Zi Zen Chen v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #429600 filed on 3/15/04 for $35,000 
H. John Greer v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #442844 filed on 7/6/05 for $85,000 



RESOLUTION 06-1 10 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 990 Greenwich Street, north 
side, from 7.4 feet to 16 feet east of Jones Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 22nd Street, both sides, between Bryant and 
Florida Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 20th Avenue, both sides, between Eucalyptus 
Drive and Ocean Avenue. 

D. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING APJBA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Cesar Chavez Street, both sides, between Noe 
and Sanchez Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Shotwell Street, west side, from Cesar Chavez 
Street to 102 feet south of 26th Street. 

F. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Phelan Avenue, east side, from 200 feet to 300 feet north of 
the northerly Cloud Circle and Phelan Avenue intersection. 

G. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Phelan Avenue, east side, from 280 feet to 380 feet north 
of the northerly Cloud Circle and Phelan Avenue intersection. 

H. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Broadway, south side, 89 feet east of Columbus Avenue. 
I. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULB- Broadway, south side, 65 feet east of Columbus Avenue. 
J. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULB AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING 

ANYTIME - Broadway, south side, 52 feet west of Kearny Street. 
K. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK 

BULB - Broadway, north side, 57 feet west of Keamy Street. 
L. RESCIND- TOW AWAY NO STOPPING, 7AM TO 9AM, MONDAY TO FRIDAY AND 

ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE 

MUST TURN RIGHT - Columbus Avenue, west side, from Broadway to 60 feet northerly. 



M. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORC^CLKTARKINCr - WaJ ler Street, north sidejrrom the 
driveway of 530 Waller Street to the driveway of 532 Waller Street. 

N. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 
16th Street, north side, from Bryant Street to 80 feet easterly. 

O. ESTABLISH-MUNI BUS ZONE-16 lh St., north side, from 80 feet to 200 feet east of Bryant St. 

P. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 
Sansome Street, west side, from Washington Street to Broadway. 

Q. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA " Y" (2 HOUR PARKING TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM to 10 PM, EVERYDAY) - Harrison Street, south side, between Fremont and 
Spear Streets; Spear Street, west side, from Harrison Street to 140 feet southerly; Main Street, 
both sides, between Harrison and Bryant Streets; Beale Street, both sides, between Bryant and 
Harrison Streets; Beale Street, west side, between Harrison and Folsom Streets. 



R. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 1 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Harrison Street, north side, between Fremont and 
Spear Streets; Spear Street, east side, from Harrison Street to 140 feet southerly; Harrison 
Street, south side, between The Embarcadero and Spear Streets; Beale Street, east side, 
between Folsom and Harrison Streets; Townsend Street, both sides, between 2nd Street and 
Colin P. Kelly Jr. Street; Brannan Street, both sides, between 2nd Street and Colin P. Kelly Jr. 
Street; 2nd Street, west side, between King and Townsend Streets. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-111 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $24,502,500 in federal 
Section 5309 New Starts capital assistance for the design and construction of Muni's Third Street 
Phase E-Central Subway project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 06-1 12 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $3,693,215 in Section 5309 
Bus and Bus Facilities capital assistance for design and construction of the Islais Creek Bus 
Maintenance Facility and the purchase of Automatic Vehicle Locator equipment. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 06-113 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director to accept and expend $785,223 in Section 5309 Bus 
and Bus Facilities capital assistance for the Glen Park Intermodal Facility Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (William Lieberman) 

RESOLUTION 06-1 14 



(10.6) AuthonzmglJie ExecutiveDirector/CEO to advertise a Request torTroposals'ioFContfact 
No. 1224, Complete Rehabilitation of PCC Streetcars, to remanufacture four PCCs for service on 
the F-Line and future E-Line, to evaluate proposals and to negotiate a contract with the most 
qualified proposer. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, RFP and financial 
plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 06-1 15 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to enter into an agreement with the Transport 
Workers San Francisco Municipal Railway Trust Fund acknowledging the Fund's receipt of 
$4,531,000 toward payments due from MTA to the Fund for Fiscal Year 2006, and establishing 
procedures for any adjustments to that amount following completion of the actuarial study. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 



RESOLUTION 06- 116 

(10.8) Accepting the work performed by Stacy and Witbeck/R & W Concrete Contractors, Inc., 
A Joint Venture, under San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. MR- 1 18.9, Muni Metro 
Extension Station Enhancement Project; approving Contract Modification No 3 for a reduction 
of the approved contract amount by $54,502.04; and approving contract closeout. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 06-1 17 

PUBLIC COMMENT on Items 10.2 P and R: 

Barry Taranto commented on Item 10.2 P and stated that he was told that the signal timing on 
Sansome St. would be changed. There are too many cars in the left lane who are trying to make 
the turn. Regarding Item 10.2 R, Mr. Taranto stated it is ludicrous to put meters on Second 
Street because it is a cab stand for baseball games and most of the street consists of driveways. 

Bond Yee, Acting Director, DPT, stated that the proposal is to eliminate the tow-away zone on 
the west side of the street. There is one on the east side of the street that is not being removed. 
The one on the west side is not needed because the turning radius is great enough to allow transit 
vehicles to cross. They are adjusting signal timing to eliminate concerns about congestion. 
Regarding 10. 2R, Mr. Yee stated that the item is a compromise solution with businesses and 
residents as part of Supervisor McGoldrick's legislation to install meters in the South of Market 
area. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Approving and adopting the Municipal Transportation Agency's goals for Fiscal Year 2007. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and goals.) (Nathaniel Ford) 

No public comment. 

Vice Chairman Kasolas requested that traffic calming be incorporated into Goal #4. E.D. Ford 
stated that traffic calming would be added to Goal #4. 

RESOLUTION 06-118 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

12. Correcting and updating Resolution No. 04-161, and approving a settlement with Caltrans in 
the amount of $800,000, plus statutory interest for a portion of its property at Assessors Lot 024, 
Block 5474 (at Keith Street and Le Conte Avenue) and adjacent portions of Keith Street and Le 
Conte Avenue, as well as the small remainder parcels to the north and south, subject to a 
reserved easement for Caltrans to access and maintain its electrical box. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-1 19 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

13. Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - BOLLARDS - Beale Street, west side, from 110 feet to 250 feet north of 
Bryant Street. 

B. RESCIND - ONE WAY STREET - Beale Street, between Bryant and Folsom Streets 

C. ESTABLISH - BIKE LANE (SOUTHBOUND) - Beale Street, west side, between Bryant 
and Folsom Streets 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING , 3:30 TO 7:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Beale Street, west side, from Bryant Street to 50 feet northerly (50 foot zone). 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Beale Street, west side, from 
50 feet to 230 feet north of Bryant Street (180 foot zone). 

F. RESCIND - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - Beale Street, east side, from 300 feet to 353 
feet south of Folsom Street and from 620 feet to 764 feet south of Folsom Street. 

G. RESCIND - PERPENDICULAR PARKING - Beale Street, west side, from Bryant Street to 
' 1530 feet liorWeTfyTnolffieno^^ 

report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

No public comment. 

Director Shahum recused herself due to a conflict of interest. 

RESOLUTION 06-120 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Nolan 



RECUSED - Shahum 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5 : 1 7 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Tames McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Gina Roccanova, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
X3), theTvTuiTicipa! Transportation Agency Board w^nTe^Tin^lc^edSe^0"nli3TlT^cTrs5Tmd"take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. v. CCSF, et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., Northern District of Cal., 
Case #C061021PJH and In re Neoplan USA Corporation, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of 
Delaware, Case #0610872 (For discussion only) 

Also present: Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Kristine Poplawski, Deputy City Attorney 






Jonathan Rolnick, Deputy City Attorney 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

Diana Buchbinder, acting Director, Human Resources 

Wilson Johnson, acting Director, Service Delivery 

Carter Rohan, Director, Construction and Capital Planning 

B. Lukvosky, Klian, Mitchell, Huggins, Asrat, Zolotarev, Skuratovsky, and Vasilevski v. 
CCSF, United States District Court #C0500389WHA filed on 1/26/2005 for $375,000 

Also present: Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 
Diana Buchbinder, acting Director, Human Resources 
Wilson Johnson, acting Director, Service Delivery 
Carter Rohan, Director, Construction and Capital Planning 
Jonathan Rolnick, Deputy City Attorney 

RESOLUTION 06-121 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Dm, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahivm 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the 
Parking Authority will meet in closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Parking Authority Director Ron Szeto 

Also present: Ron Szeto, acting Director, Parking Authority 
Bond Yee, acting Director, DPT 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:50 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Travelers 
Casualty and Surety case with the City Attorney. The Board took no action on that item. The 
Board also discussed the Lukovsky et. al. case with the City Attorney. The Board voted 
unanimously to settle the Lukovsky case. The Parking Authority also met in closed session for a 
perfonnance evaluation of the Director of the Parking Authority. No action was taken on that 
item. 



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16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:5 1 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Eihics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 



Tuesday, September 26, 2006 

1 South Van Ness Ave. 2 nd Floor 

Atrium Conference Room 



SPECIAL MEETING 
9:00 A.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG 3 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

08-30-06P02:02 RCVD 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



9:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

5. Discussion of MTA Board governance and best practices including goals and objectives, 
function, oversight roles and responsibilities, effectiveness, structure and internal and external 
relationships. 

6. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in the Atrium Conference Room at 1 
South Van Ness Ave. 2 nd Floor, San Francisco, CA The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-lngleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and N-Judah at Van Ness and 
Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 9-San Bruno; 6-Parnassus; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center 
Underground Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (4 1 5) 70 1 -4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 lh 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 41 5 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 

1 South Van Ness Ave. 2 nd Fl. 

Atrium Conference Room 

Special Meeting 
9:00 A.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV - 3 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



9:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 9:14 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Public Comment 

Doris Vincent stated that she had heard that there were community concerns about Third Street 
and asked if the concerns were factual. 

E.D. Ford stated that Mr. Walker had expressed concern with the restriction of left hand turns. 
As part of the plan to open Third Street service, staff will work with the community. 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

5. Discussion of MTA Board governance and best practices including goals and objectives, 
function, oversight roles and responsibilities, effectiveness, structure and internal and external 
relationships. 

Exec. Director Ford discussed the MTA's strengths and weaknesses, observations made by 
stakeholders and what is working and not working within the agency. Mr. Ford also discussed the 
actions taken by the agency since January 2006 in key focus areas including: 
• Safety & Security 

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• Operations & Maintenance 

• Communication with Stakeholders 

• Business & Financial 

• Learning & Innovation 

• Infrastructure & Capital Improvement. 

Mr. Ford stated that the day's meeting was a start to how the MTA is going to move forward with 
developing a strategic plan that lays out the future of the Agency over the next 20 or 30 years. 

Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney, reviewed the powers and duties of the MTA Board of 
Directors. 

Chairman McCray introduced Tim Johnson, Booz Allen & Hamilton, who would be the 
facilitator for the governance discussion. 

Mr. Johnson stated that the purpose of today's working session is to have initial discussions on 
the key roles and responsibilities of the MTA Board of Directors. He stated that the Board will 
develop a common understanding; identify examples of key behaviors; review what APTA says 
regarding Transit Board Members, discuss key roles as they relate to internal and external 
stakeholders; and review the next steps for moving forward. 

The board discussed various key roles and responsibilities including: 

Create and oversee that the Agency achieves its Mission and Vision. 

Set the policy direction for the Agency 

Establish and monitor the Agency's annual and longer term goals 

Hire and monitor the Executive Director and annually review his progress. 

Understand the operation of the MTA 

Represent the MTA to the public. 

Relate with other city entities such as the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, and other city and 

county departments. 

Establish budget priorities and approve the budget 

Insure a highly functioning board, including managing the board's goals and objectives 

Oversee contracting and approve contracts 

Look at innovations 

Work with stakeholders 

Represent the MTA's customers and citizens of CCSF. 

Monitor projects 

Ensure the future of the MTA. 

Mayor Gavin Newsom discussed his vision for improving public transportation and the future of 
the MTA. 



Following the Mayor's speech, the Board continued discussing their's roles and responsibilities. 

Mr. Johnson stated that items for follow up include a discussion about committees, clarification 
regarding the Board's relationship with the Board of Supervisors and the contracting and change 
order process. 

E.D. Ford stated that staff was trying to schedule Friday, November 3 rd for the next session. 

Chairman McCray stated that the Board should be aggressive and asked Director Shahum to 
serve as Chairman of a Governance Ad Hoc Committee to follow up on issues raised in the day's 
discussion. Chairman McCray requested that Director Mezey serve on the committee and stated 
that he would serve as the third member. Director Nolan requested that the committee also 
discuss the more mundane ways in which the board operates such as meeting agendas and 
reports. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU-Local 250A, commended the Board for the meeting and called, it 
"long overdue". Mr. Lum commended Mr. Ford for his outreach and noted that 250-A 
appreciates that Diana Buchbinder and Wilson Johnson have attended their meetings. 250-A 
extends its' hand to the Board to work together in providing a safe, efficient transit system. 

6. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC, stated that the struggles with what level of detail to drill down to 
as a body. The CAC's recommendations are a product of balancing competing visions about the 
level of detail. The CAC is willing to consider taking on additional tasks if helpful. The CAC 
could assist the Board with communicating with the Board of Supervisors. The CAC would 
appreciate getting involved early in the process of developing policies. As one of the authors of 
Prop. E, Mr. Murphy stated that the role of the Board at the time that Prop. E was crafted was for 
the Board to balance interests. The authors gave the Board the "Transit First" policy and the 
Service Standards to use as guideposts. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 1:14 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 2 9 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 



2:00 P.M. 



09-29-06P02:05 RCVD 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shah um 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ! " Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 * Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

I Ik- Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the comer of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Perfonning Arte Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet. 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshme/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-September 19, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Youth Civic Engagement Project 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
-TRANSPORTATION-, AN©^T^ATTORNE¥-WHERE-APPLIGABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in 
which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims: 

A. Kuen Wai Leung v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #FY063560 filed on 4/7/06 for $7,250 



B. Helen Huang v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0700003 filed on 7/5/00 for $7,500 

C. Eti Santos Torres v. MTA, Superior Ct. #443682 filed on 8/3/05 for 510,000 

D. Lien l.u v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0601036 filed on 10/28/05 for 510,500 

E. Sabine McMullen v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0601730 filed on 1/19/06 for $13,000 

F. Mary Fryer v. MTA, Superior Ct. #430236 filed on 4/16/04 for $15,000 

G. Tesfalem Gebrezgi v. MTA, Superior Ct. #435501 filed on 10/15/04 for $17,000 

H. Marlies Metodi v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0602497 filed on 4/3/06 for $18,379.16 

I. Carol Savering v. MTA, Superior Ct. #436538 filed on 1 1/22/04 for $23,500 

J. Li-Hwa Ong v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0601772 filed on 1/24/06 for $24,950 

K. Ying Yu v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0602592 filed on 4/1 1/06 for $24,999 

L. Maria Flamenco & Jennifer Cusguen v. MTA, Superior Ct. #435873 filed on 10/28/04 for 

$37,500 
M. Teresa DJ Guardado v. MTA, Superior Ct. #439383 filed on 3/10/05 for $37,500 
N. Cornell Turner v. MTA, Superior Ct. #426995 filed on 12/4/04 for $45,000 
O. Ronald Curley v. MTA, Superior Ct. #443989 filed on 8/11/05 for $50,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - McCoppin Street, 
south side, from Valencia Street to the western terminus of street. 

B. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 7th Street, west side, from 93 to 
1 12 feet north of Townsend Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "O" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) -. Ulloa Street, both sides, between 
21st and 22nd Avenues (2000 block). 

D. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Mission Street, west side, from 16th Street to 147 feet 
southerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - MUM BUS ZONES - Mission Street, west side, from 16th Street to 127 feet 
southerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Mission Street, north side, from 
Farragut Avenue to 40 feet easterly. 

G. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
-3TOPPFN& ANYTBvffi- Wtettit^treetrt^ti^ 

H. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS - McKinnon Avenue, between Mendell and Lane Streets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $3,670,340 in FY2006, 
$3,984,855 in FY2007, and $2,308,728 in FY2008 in AB 664 Bridge Toll Net Revenues for various 
Muni capital projects related to Cable Car Vehicle Renovation and Infrastructure, Paratransit, Trolley 
Overhead Lines Rehabilitation, Rail Replacement, Light Rail Vehicle Safety Modifications and 
Overhaul, Facility Fall Protection System, Facility Safety Improvements and Maintenance 
Rehabilitation, Security Improvements and Graffiti Prevention, Trolley Coach Rebuild, Preventive 
Maintenance, Wayside Fare Collection Equipment and Train Control, Historic Rail Car Rehabilitation, 
Third Street Initial Operating Segment/Muni Metro East Facility, Islais Creek, Motor Coach 
Replacement, Hybrid Buses, Escalator Rehabilitation, and Miscellaneous Equipment. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution) (Sonali Bose) 



(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue an Invitation to Bid for the contract to manage 
the 7 th & Harrison Parking Lot to be awarded to the lowest bidder. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ron Szeto) 

(10.5) Authorizing Executive Director/CEO to execute the Agreement between the City and County of 
San Francisco and Convenient Parking Co. for the interim management of the 7th and Harrison 
Parking Lot for a term of up to one year, with an extension option not to exceed one additional year, 
for a monthly management fee of zero dollars. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and contract modification.) (Ron Szeto.) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise bid calls for Contract No. 1222, MTA Job 
Order Contract - Construction and Contract No. 1223, MTA Job Order Contract - Construction to 
acquire emergency maintenance and construction services for multiple jobs. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Department of Public Works to execute Change Order No. 6 to DPW Contract 
No. 0872J: Contract 31 Traffic Signal Modification, with Phoenix Electric Company, to install 
Accessible Pedestrian Signals at 2 nd /King; Pacific/Stockton; Grove/Van Ness; Ocean/San Jose; and 
Fremont/Mission, for an increase in the contract amount by $84,000, and an increase in the contract 
duration by 15 days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Bond Yee) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 6 to Contract 
No. MR-1 182R1, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, 
with Stacy and Witbeck, to replace subcontractor Value Fire Protection with BFP Fire Protection, for 
no change in cost or duration of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Approving the Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the MTA and the 
Transport Workers Union Local 250-A to be effective through June 30, 2008. (Explanatory documents 
include-ar^taffreport, resolution -and-MOU. )- -{Diana : Buehbiuder-)- - 

12. Adopting the 7th Edition of "Regulations for Working in San Francisco Streets" to provide 
regulations and guidelines for contractors working in San Francisco streets. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and 7 lh edition.) (Bond Yee) 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

13. Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to execute a Lease with Muse and Sage for the 
commercial space in the Performing Arts Garage, known as 340 Grove Street and 370 Grove Street for 
a period of five years with one four-year option. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and lease.) (Ron Szeto) 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Renaissance Parents of Success as Fiscal Agent for Muwekma Ohlone Sanctuary v. CCSF; 
Proven Management, Superior Ct. Case #CGC-02-415559 filed on December 10, 2002; with 
the City to receive $165,000 for attorneys' fees and costs from Gulf Underwriters Insurance. 

B. Edward Hambrick v. MTA, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board #SFO460821 filed on 
9/19/02 for $750,000 

C. Travelers Casualty and Surety v. CCSF, U.S. Dist. Ct., Northern District of Cal., Case 

#C061021PJH filed on 2/14/06, including partial settlement with Travelers for mutual 
dismissal and partial settlement with Verint/Loronix with the City to receive approximately 
$2,655,925 in video surveillance equipment and services, including enhancements for which 
MTA will pay Verint $299,400. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

L5 .-Announcement t>f£fosedrSessk>n-. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness 
Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



MINUTES 

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Dm 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV - 3 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor • San Francisco. CA 9*103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 > Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 
Vice Chairman Kasolas called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 
Michael Kasolas 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Acting Chairman Kasolas announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible for the 
ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices might be removed 
from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference 
and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2006 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(absent-McCray). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Directors Black and Nolan asked about the pigeon and rodent abatement action plan. Acting E.D. Sunshine 
stated that staff will provide a memo regarding the actions being taken and will share the memo with those who 
addressed that issue during public comment at the last board meeting. 

Director Shahum requested a status report on the NextBus project. 

7. Executive Director's Report 

-Youth Civic Engagement Project 
-Ongoing Activities 



Acting Exec. Director Sunshine stated that the presenters of the Youth Civic Engagement Project were in school 
and are scheduled to be at the meeting at 3:30. Mr. Sunshine continued that item to later in the agenda. 

Mr. Sunshine announced that Oracle Open World would occur at the Moscone Center from October 22 
through October 26, 2006. More than 40,000 attendees are expected to attend the event with a daily peak 
attendance of 25,000. Howard Street will be closed between 3rd and 4th Streets for 10 days Oracle Open 
World. Buses will be rerouted and appropriate signage will be posted. Parking Control Officers will be 
deployed. The MTA will recover all costs. 

The Westfield Shopping Center opened last week. The 5 th and Mission Garage was completely full at times, and 
we had to reroute cars to other garages. 

The MTA's Peer Assistance Program has received the Ross Von Weigand Award from the National Employee 
Assistance Program Association. 

The 22nd Annual Safe Driver Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday, October 14 th . Every year the 
Joint Labor Management Board and the MTA hosts this opportunity to thank our safe drivers. Also on that 
day, the MTA will host the MTA Family Day and Bus Roadeo at the AT&T ballpark parking lot. 

Jeff Gary, MTA Workers Compensation manager has been selected to receive the Public Managerial Excellence 
Award by the Municipal Fiscal Advisory Council. The MTA Worker's Compensation division is a model 
program within the City and under Jeffs direction it ended the fiscal year by being $3.9 million under budget. 

The Central Subway project team is preparing to launch a new round of community meetings as part of the 
supplemental environmental process. MTA staff will brief communities along the alignment about the 
latest developments, as well as solicit feedback. We are going to hold four community meetings as well as 
a Community Advisory Group meeting over the next several weeks. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Rafael Cabrera stated that the Peer Assistance Program is about "family". Peer Assistance staff has done an 
excellent job of taking care of us "24/7". 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto expressed concern regarding traffic problems with the Oracle conference and hopes that staff will 
monitor the event and allow taxis into the area. He suggested that the MTA warn businesses in the area about 
how to deal with this event. He also suggested that the Executive Director's report be restructured and that 
PCO's should be redeployed in the evening. 

THE FOLLOWTNG MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE 
RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND 
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There will be no separate 
discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall 
be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or will be 
available in payment of the following claims: 

A. Kuen Wai Leung v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #FY063560 filed on 4/7/06 for $7,250 

B. Helen Huang v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0700003 filed on 7/5/06 for $7,500 

C. Eti Santos Torres v. MTA, Superior Ct. #443682 filed on 8/3/05 for $10,000 

D. Lien Lu v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0601036 filed on 10/28/05 for $10,500 

E. Sabine McMullen v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0601730 filed on 1/19/06 for $13,000 

F. Mary Fryer v. MTA, Superior Ct. #430236 filed on 4/16/04 for $15,000 

G. Tesfalem Gebrezgi v. MTA, Superior Ct. #435501 filed on 10/15/04 for $17,000 

H. Marlies Metodi v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0602497 filed on 4/3/06 for $18,379.16 

I. Carol Savering v. MTA, Superior Ct. #436538 filed on 1 1/22/04 for $23,500 

J. Li-Hwa Ong v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0601772 filed on 1/24/06 for $24,950 

K. Ying Yu v. MTA, Unlitigated Claim #0602592 filed on 4/1 1/06 for $24,999 

L. Maria Flamenco & Jennifer Cusguen v. MTA, Superior Ct. #435873 filed on 10/28/04 for $37,500 

M. Teresa DJ Guardado v. MTA, Superior Ct. #439383 filed on 3/10/05 for $37,500 

N. Cornell Turner v. MTA, Superior Ct. #426995 filed on 12/4/04 for $45,000 

O. Ronald Curley v. MTA, Superior Ct. #443989 filed on 8/1 1/05 for $50,000 

RESOLUTION 06-122 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - McCoppin Street, south side, 
from Valencia Street to the western terminus of street. 

B. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 7th Street, west side, from 93 to 1 12 feet 
north of Townsend Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "O" (2-HOUR TIME 

LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Ulloa Street, both sides, between 21st and 
22nd Avenues (2000 block). 

D. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Mission Street, west side, from 16th Street to 147 feet southerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Mission Street, west side, from 16th Street to 127 feet southerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Mission Street, north side, from Farragut 
Avenue to 40 feet easterly. 

G. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
STOPPING ANYTIME - Whittier Street, east side, from Mission Street to 76 feet southerly. 

H. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS - McKinnon Avenue, between Mendell and Lane Streets. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-123 



(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $3,670,340 in FY2006, $3,984,855 in 
FY2007, and $2,308,728 in FY2008 in AB 664 Bridge Toll Net Revenues for various Muni capital projects 
related to Cable Car Vehicle Renovation and Infrastructure, Paratransit, Trolley Overhead Lines Rehabilitation, 
Rail Replacement, Light Rail Vehicle Safety Modifications and Overhaul, Facility Fall Protection System, 
Facility Safely Improvements and Maintenance Rehabilitation, Security Improvements and Graffiti Prevention, 
Trolley Coach Rebuild, Preventive Maintenance, Wayside Fare Collection Equipment and Train Control, 
Historic Rail Car Rehabilitation, Third Street Initial Operating Segment/Muni Metro East Facility, Islais Creek, 
Motor Coach Replacement, Hybrid Buses, Escalator Rehabilitation, and Miscellaneous Equipment. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution) (Sonali Bose) 

Item 10.3 was severed from the agenda at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto asked if monies could be used to pay for ramped taxis for use by paratransit. 

Acting E.D. Sunshine stated that staff would look into it. 

RESOLUTION 06-124 

On motion to approve Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -McCray 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue an Invitation to Bid for the contract to manage the 7 th & 
Harrison Parking Lot to be awarded to the lowest bidder. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-125 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise bid calls for Contract No. 1222, MTA Job Order 
Contract - Construction and Contract No. 1223, MTA Job Order Contract - Construction to acquire emergency 
maintenance and construction services for multiple jobs. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 06-126 

(10.6) Authorizing Executive Director/CEO to execute the Agreement between the City and County of San 
Francisco and Convenient Parking Co. for the interim management of the 7th and Harrison Parking Lot for a 
term of up to one year, with an extension option not to exceed one additional year, for a monthly management 
fee of zero dollars. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) (Ron 
Szeto) 

RESOLUTION 06-127 



(10.7) Authorizing the Department of Public Works to execute Change Order No. 6 to DPW Contract No. 0872J: 
Contract 3 1 Traffic Signal Modification, with Phoenix Electric Company, to install Accessible Pedestrian Signals 
at 2 /King Pacific/Stockton; Grove/Van Ness; Ocean/San Jose; and Fremont/Mission, for an increase in the 
contract amount by $84,000, and an increase in the contract duration by 15 days. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-128 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 6 to Contract No. MR- 
1 1 82R1 , Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, with Stacy and 
Witbeck, to replace subcontractor Value Fire Protection with BFP Fire Protection, for no change in cost or 
duration of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 06-129 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.3 severed) 

ADOPTED: AYES - Blade, Din, Kasolas, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving the Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the MTA and the Transport 
Workers Union Local 250-A to be effective through June 30, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and MOU.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

No public comment. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, President, 250-A stated that the re-opener took into consideration employees who had a lot of 
sick time, which can affect service and headways. 

RESOLUTION 06-130 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -McCray 

12. Adopting the 7th Edition of "Regulations for Working in San Francisco Streets" to provide regulations and 
guidelines for contractors working in San Francisco streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and 7 th edition.) (Bond Yee) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 



Barry Taranto stated that the book is the bible for how you enforce construction laws in the city. Mr. 
Taranto expressed concern about enforcement and encouraged traffic engineers to make sure permits are 
being adhered to. 

RESOLUTION 06-131 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -McCray 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

13. Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to execute a Lease with Muse and Sage for the commercial 
space in the Performing Arts Garage, known as 340 Grove Street and 370 Grove Street for a period of five years 
with one four-year option. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and lease.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-132 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -McCray 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a closed 
session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (absent-McCray). 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Acting Chairman Kasolas called the closed session to order at 3:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 



Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

Also present: Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Renaissance Parents of Success as Fiscal Agent for Muwekma Ohlone Sanctuary v. CCSF; Proven 
Management, Superior Ct. Case #CGC-02-415559 filed on December 10, 2002; with the City to receive 
$165,000 for attorneys' fees and costs from Gulf Underwriters Insurance. 

RESOLUTION 06-133 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -McCray 

B. Edward Hambrick v. MTA, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board #SFO460821 filed on 9/19/02 for 

$750,000 

Also present: Diana Buchbinder, Acting Director, Human Resources 
Jeff Gary, Manager, Worker's Compensation Division 
Peter Scherr, Deputy City Attorney 

RESOLUTION 06-134 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -McCray 

C. Travelers Casualty and Surety v. CCSF, U.S. Dist. Ct., Northern District of Cal., Case #C061021PJH filed on 

2/14/06, including partial settlement with Travelers for mutual dismissal and partial settlement with 
Verint/Loronix with the City to receive approximately $2,655,925 in video surveillance equipment and 
services, including enhancements for which MTA will pay Verint $299,400. 

RESOLUTION 06-135 



On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Din, Kasolas, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black and McCray 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed session was 
adjourned at 3:38 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Vice Chairman Kasolas announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Renaissance 
Parents, Edward Hambrick and Travelers cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to 
settle the cases (For the Renaissance and Hambrick cases: Absent- McCray; for the Traveller's case: 
Absent - Black and McCray). 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (absent-Black and McCray). 

The Board returned to Item 7, the Executive Director's Report for the Youth Civic Engagement Project student 
survey and recommendations. The item was introduced by Karen Cohn, Program Manager, Department of 
Public Health; and presented by Andrew White, Sacred Heart Prep student; Betty Chow, Foothills College 
student. 

Director Shahum requested that their concrete recommendations be included in the TEP. 

Acting Chairman Kasolas expressed concern about safety and security and asked for an update on efforts 
to have BART recognize Muni fare media on their system. Acting E.D. Sunshine stated the MTA meets 
with the Police Department and with the School district to identify hot areas in every district. Staff will 
report back on the BART fare media issue. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, TWU, Local 250-A thanked the students for their input and suggested that including youth on 
the CAC is good idea. He stated that it is important let students know what is going on. Drivers could be 
educated to treat youth as adults. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:23 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 



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Savin Newsom | Mayor 

Hev. Dr. James McCray Jr. | Chairman 

Michael Kasolas | Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black | Director 

Mil Din | Director 

3 eter Mezey | Director 

.eah Shahum | Director 

lorn Nolan | Director 

Mathaniel R Ford, Sr. | Executive Director/CEO 



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1 7 , , i 1 CARLTON B . GOODLETT PLAZA 



THE MTA BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2006 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

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Friday, November 3, 2006 

1 South Van Ness Ave. 2 nd Floor 

Atrium Conference Room 



SPECIAL MEETING 

10:00 A.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



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Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue * 7 s " Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Discussion of strategic planning process including structure, vision, and timeline for the 
process. 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

6. Public Comment 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in the Atrium Conference Room at 1 
South Van Ness Ave. 2 nd Floor, San Francisco, CA The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and N-Judah at Van Ness and 
Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 9-San Bruno; 6-Parnassus; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center 
Underground Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 41 5 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 

http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 




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1 South Van Ness Ave. 2 na Fl 
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Special Meeting 
10:00 AM. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 1 7 Z006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue* 7 Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103* Tel: 415.701.4505* Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 10:13 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Discussion of strategic planning process including structure, vision, and timeline for the 
process. 

Tim Johnson, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, presented an overview of the workshop including the 
role of the board in establishing a structure for strategic planning; benefits of strategic planning; 
timeline; what San Francisco may look like five years from now; key assumptions and strategic 
priorities and the development of an MTA vision that will guide the strategic planning process. 

Director Shahum stated that a recurring comment from the TEP interviews is that folks want to 
see stronger Board leadership and that the development of the strategic plan is an opportunity for 
the board to take ownership. She requested that the Board be involved every step of the way. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that the timeline was tight in order to provide guidance to staff for the 
FY08 budget process which begins in January. 

William Lieberman, Director of Planning, presented the TEP Visioning process. 

Director Mezey stated that he would like to see the issue of safety included in the TEP Vision. 



The Board discussed key opportunities and threats for the Agency including demographics, 
customer trends, stakeholder issues, employee issues and financial issues. Issues identified 
include: 

• Safety on the street for bikes, cars and pedestrians 

• Efficiency of public transit 

• Aging population 

• Demand for paratransit 

• Housing 

• Sidewalk congestion 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that this is high concept material. The Board and management are stewards 
for the system. There are buses now that don't have the appropriate working accessible material 
on it such as pull cords. People aren't doing jobs now. The stewards aren't paying attention. 

Norm Rolfe stated that as the population increases the number of cars will also increase. He 
suggested that we find a way to accommodate the population increase without accommodating an 
increase to the number of vehicles. He urged that the city develop a better "streets process" to 
make city streets friendlier for pedestrians. 

Irwin Lum, TWU-250A, expressed concern that when the MTA cuts service to balance the 
budget, the result is that the agency takes two steps back. We need to look for dedicated funding. 

Edward Mason stated that the Third St. project was not a transit project but was a real estate 
development project. He stated that Google provides transportation to employees' homes. San 
Francisco is becoming a bedroom community for Silicon Valley. The Caltrain Baby Bullet stops 
at 22 nd St. because of the great influx of people going home to lofts in that neighborhood. Given 
the current trends, land use will be major problem in San Francisco. 

Jameson Weiser stated that the process needs to examine differing neighborhood densities and 
geographies and the movement of people within the city. Staff should identify where growth is 
changing and moving. 

Allen White suggested that as the board plans for the future, they should also consider how 
you're building respect from citizens today. He advised that San Francisco's display honoring 
Rosa Parks was the largest display on public transit systems in the United States, however, not 
one letter of thanks was sent by the MTA. Signage on public streets is abysmal. If you want to 
do strategic planning, then how do you give people tickets when there are no signs to tell people 
that they can't park there. Signs have to be legible. San Francisco auctions more cars every year 
than are stolen. If the board can't build respect with the citizens, then all of this means nothing. 



The board discussed what the MTA would need to look like in the future if they were going to be 
successful and identified several factors including: 

• Being competitive on a cost and time basis with trips made by cars. 

• Reducing conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles. 

• Prioritizing pedestrian, bicycle and multi-modal trips over cars. 

• Shared roadways and passageways by multiple modes 

• Ensuring that safety and security on the system is the highest priority 

• Reducing traffic congestion 

The board discussed assumptions regarding customer trends and possible approaches to increase 
ridership and improve communication with customers. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that the Senior Action Network developed a video ten years ago to educate 
kids regarding how to behave on Muni but they never got any cooperation from Muni or from the 
school district. He suggested that it's difficult to build subsidized housing in San Francisco and 
that seniors won't move into the city because it's too costly. He stated that seniors will be 
moving out of the city and San Francisco would be a younger, more "yuppified" city in the 
future. 

Bruce Oka stated that the more he looks at this city in the way it's aging, he is more aware that 
more people will need accessible, usable and comfortable public transportation. Paratransit has 
to be in the mix now and in the future. He stated that the MTA has spoiled our paratransit users 
because we chose not to raises paratransit fares as much as Muni is entitled to. He added that he 
would like to see a Muni system that is so good and affordable that many of our frequent and 
high end lift van users choose to ride Muni. He would like to see free Muni for all paratransit 
users. 

JamesQiLWeisejnslatejiihalih^^ He 

has trouble reading the Muni map and has seen handwritten signs in the booths. The agency 
doesn't do enough marketing. Information design is important. The MTA is asking riders to go 
from their nice, comfortable car to stuffy, poorly lit, and dirty stations. We don't do enough 
marketing. There are no signs on 3 r St. telling riders what's coming. 

Edward Mason stated that annual flash passes that could be converted to an electronic device 
such as the one that VTA sells. He encouraged the MTA to consider the Ecopass that is being 
used by VTA where employers pay deeply discounted rates per employee. 

Director Black left the meeting. 

After a short break, the board discussed assumptions regarding stakeholders, employees and 
finances and continued to identify key themes and things that the Agency must become if it is 



going to succeed. The Board also discussed key elements of a vision plan including: 

• Accommodating the needs of customers; employees and stakeholders. 

• Providing transportation systems that are convenient, safe, and accessible so that driving 
a car will be a lesser choice. 

• Improve the quality of life. 

Tim Johnson stated that the next step in the process will be for the Governance Committee to 
review the information discussed; identify key themes and draft a vision statement for the board's 
consideration. 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC stated that the agency will have to make some choices because 
they can't be all things to all people. The agency will have to make a decision about balancing 
interests with regard to sidewalk parking. The CAC previously expressed concern about shutting 
down the Metro for wire replacement for 2 years. If you want to attract riders the agency can't 
ever shut that service. In 2000, we suggested outreach around the Civic Center to promote Muni 
use to patrons of the arts but we were told that there wasn't staff. When you set these goals, you 
need to follow through with resources. 

6. Public Comment 

Norman Rolfe stated that too many people in positions of power think that you can't expect 
people with money to ride transit. They don't think about public transit. You have to improve 
the image of public transportation and change the attitudes of people in positions of power so 
they see public transportation as an asset. 

Jameson Weiser suggested that the Agency convey the value of Muni to downtown businesses so 
they consider public transportation in terms of their cost efficiency. If workers are delayed, 
businesses lose productivity. The MTA can't take everyone ' s needs into account but can jput 
them in general categories to create personas that will help make the best decisions. 

Irwin Lum, TWU-250A, stated that the agency has to provide training in order to build morale, 
and get workers enthused. Employees see themselves in a dead end job. There is a disconnect 
between supervisors, managers and operators. Operators are treated like kids. There are small 
things at the ground level that need to be done. 250-A is working in a cooperative relationship 
with the MTA and considers it our job to make sure the Agency moves forward; however, we 
want to make sure that employees are also treated fairly and equitably. 

Barry Taranto stated that he is incensed that a promise was made to the Board to provide 
adequate cab service for Oracle World but it wasn't kept. They were given two cabstands. He 
stated that he was turned away when he tried to discuss the issue with staff. DPT doesn't care 
about cab drivers. 



ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



Tuesday, November 7, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



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Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (4 1 5) 70 1 -4505 , at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-September 26, 2006 Special Meeting 
-October 3, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Ricardo Dodson v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC05445650 filed on 10/12/05 for $0.00 

B. Judy O'Connor v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #447736 filed on 12/16/05 for $1,000 

C. Yiu Fong Leung, Unlitigated Claim #0602287 filed on 3/14/06 for $6,800 

D. Lillian Eng, Unlitigated Claim #0700035 filed on 7/7/06 for $8,000 

E. Qiao Mei Tan, Unlitigated Claim #0602157 filed on 3/2/06 for $8,500 

F. Alex Miretsky v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #456146 filed on 3/14/06 for $8,700 

G. Eleanor Megna v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #441098 filed on 5/9/06 for $14,500 
H. Cynthia Miller v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #445151 filed on 9/23/05 for $15,000 

I. Pablo Nieves v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0601910 filed on 2/8/06 for $15,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Potrero Avenue, west side, 
from 24th Street to 16 feet northerly AND Potrero Avenue, east side, from 24th Street to 
16 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Edgehill Way, both sides, between 16 
Edgehill Way and 40 Edgehill Way. 

C. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Oak Street, south side, 
between the driveways of 1 165-69 and 1171 Oak Street. 

D. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Geary Boulevard, south side, from 75 feet to 100 feet 
east of the Scott Street intersection. 

E. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Wilde Street, south side, from the Girard Street 
intersection to 90 feet westerly (removing a 90-foot bus zone). 

F. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Raymond Avenue, north side, from the Sawyer 
Street intersection to 90 feet easterly AND Leland Street, south side, west of the Bayshore 
Boulevard intersection. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Approving the designation of seven street-artist selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza, from 
November 15, 2006 through January 15, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (Roberta Boomer) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to negotiate and execute a sole-source professional 
services agreement, Contract No. CS-144, Document Preparation Services for Job Order 
Contracting, with The Gordian Group, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $300,000, and with a 
duration of three years, with two-one year options. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, amendment and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 



(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 9 to Contract CS- 
123, Professional Design and Support Services for MUNI Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, 
with WPK Third Street Consultants, by an amount not to exceed $200,000, for a total Contract 
amount not to exceed $10,856,206 and extend the contract duration by one year to provide 
construction support service through completion. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, amendment and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.6) Authorizing DPW to execute Change Order No. 7 to Contract No. 0872J: Contract 31 
Traffic Signal Modification, with Phoenix Electric Company, to install Accessible Pedestrian 
Signals at 4th Street/King Street; 3rd Street/Newcomb Avenue; 3rd Street/Oakdale Avenue; 3rd 
Street/Palou Avenue; 3rd Street/Dormer Avenue; 3rd Street/Fitzgerald Avenue; 3rd 
Street/Hollister Avenue; 3rd Street/Le Conte Avenue; Bayshore Boulevard/Blanken Avenue; and 
Bayshore Boulevard/Sunnydale Avenue, for an increase in the contract amount of $106,996.05, 
to a contract total of $1,475,243.86, and an increase in the contract duration by 20 calendar days. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO or his designee to execute a contract with Michael 
T. Leary, PT, dba, Back First to provide back strengthening and wellness services for a term not 
to exceed three years and a total amount not to exceed $900,000. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to submit an allocation request for Regional 
Measure 2 funds to improve bicycle access to the 16th Street Bart Station in the amount of 
$48,700. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and initial project report.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 






MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 1 7 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black - with notification 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" cause 
microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 26, 2006 Special Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Black-absent). 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 3, 2006 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Black-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that, at the November 21 st meeting, the MTA Board would be asked 
to consider amending their Rules of Order to adopt an attendance policy. This policy was requested 
by the Board of Supervisors. In order to amend the Board's Rules of Order, notice to the public must 
be given at least ten days in advance. Notices will be placed on-line and at the public library. 
Mailed notice will also be sent. 



6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Kasolas requested an update on the appointment of the Director of the Parking Authority. 
Director Din stated that the Performance Evaluation Committee had just received the Parking 
Authority's proposed work plan. The committee will meet with Mr. Szeto within 30 days to review 
the information. 

Director Mezey requested information regarding the status of the disabled placard legislation. Exec. 
Director Ford stated that the information would be included in the calendar item requesting approval 
of the legislative agenda which will be coming to the board shortly. 

Director Mezey requested an update on the Paratransit Debit Card contract. E.D. Ford stated that 
once they receive the mediator's report, staff will return to the Board with a recommendation. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Oliver Gajda, Acting Manager of the 
Bicycle program; Cindy Shamban, DPT management assistant; and Transit Operator Horace Butler. 
Chairman McCray expressed appreciation on behalf of the Board. 

On October 25th, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission held their 27th Annual Transportation 
Awards Program. This program recognizes the accomplishments of Bay Area transit properties and 
professionals over the past year. Department of Parking and Traffic was a co-recipient of MTC's 
Grand Award for the San Jose/Guerrero Street Improvement and the Octavia Boulevard Projects. 
DPT's working partners on those two projects were also honored. In addition, two retired MTA 
employees, Tim Reilly and Peter Tannen, were also recognized. 

A recent article in the Examiner reported that operators were off work due to long-term disability, 
vacations and sick days. At the November 21 st meeting, Diana Buchbinder, Director of Human 
Resources, will review the status of operator availability and what actions staff and the union are 
taking to improve performance. The report will include accident and work injury prevention. 

Last Wednesday, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosted a Town Hall meeting for District 5 that was 
focused specifically on MTA issues and Muni in particular. Approximately 1 00 people attended, 
including Director Din. Staff committed to return to District 5 in six months to provide an update on 
the issues raised by the public. 

The next Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, from noon-2pm, with Mayor 
Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Sophie Maxwell at the Southeast Community Center. 



Bond Yee, Director, Department of Parking and Traffic, presented the Oracle Open World event and 
its impact on traffic and transit. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operations Officer, presented a report on the 1 -California Pilot Program. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that he doesn't think DPT hears him or understands him sometimes. He stated 
that people park early on Sacramento Street between Kearny and Mason. PCO's should issue tickets 
until 5:55 p.m. Cones and a barrier were erected at the Oracle event and event planners didn't allow 
taxicabs in. There was no signage and DPT and police cars were parked in the taxi area. Limos are 
constantly parked in the white zone in front of the Marriott. 

Irwin Lum, President, 250-A, stated that 250-A welcomed the pilot study and expressed hope that the 
line can be fixed. Staff should also try to fix the weekend schedules. There is a problem with double 
parking at Clay and Stockton, mostly due to parents who are dropping off students. The police 
department needs to ticket cars that use the transit lane. Hopefully, through this pilot project, people 
will understand that rush hour extends beyond 6 p.m. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented the recommendations from their November meeting. He 
expressed appreciation to Director Shahum for attending their October meeting and looks forward to 
having other board members attend their meeting. He stated that Muni and BART needs to come 
together to allow Muni youth, senior and disabled passes on BART. 

Director Shahum requested a report regarding the history of the BART-Muni pass issue. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto stated that Steve Patrinick should be commended because he is the guru of bus zones 
and is a great guy. He hopes the Board and DPT will review the closure of Fourth StreeTbetween 
Mission and Howard next Thursday and that they will let taxis through. Mr. Taranto stated that 
signal timing needs to be adjusted for when the lights are needed and when they're not. Signals are 
needed when there is cross traffic or pedestrians but not at other times. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Ricardo Dodson v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC05445650 filed on 10/12/05 for $0.00 

B. Judy O'Connor v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #447736 filed on 12/16/05 for $1,000 

C. Yiu Fong Leung, Unlitigated Claim #0602287 filed on 3/14/06 for $6,800 

D. Lillian Eng, Unlitigated Claim #0700035 filed on 7/7/06 for $8,000 

E. Qiao Mei Tan, Unlitigated Claim #0602157 filed on 3/2/06 for $8,500 

F. Alex Miretsky v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #456146 filed on 3/14/06 for $8,700 

G. Eleanor Megna v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #441098 filed on 5/9/05 for $14,500 
H. Cynthia Miller v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #445151 filed on 9/23/05 for $15,000 

I. Pablo Nieves v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0601910 filed on 2/8/06 for $15,000 

RESOLUTION 06-136 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Potrero Avenue, west side, from 
24th Street to 16 feet northerly AND Potrero Avenue, east side, from 24th Street to 16 feet 
southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Edgehill Way, both sides, between 16 Edgehill 
Way and 40 Edgehill Way. 

C. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Oak Street, south side, 
between the' driveways of TI65-69 and IT 71 Oak Street. 

D. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Geary Boulevard, south side, from 75 feet to 100 feet east 
of the Scott Street intersection. 

E. RESCIND - MUM BUS ZONE - Wilde Street, south side, from the Girard Street intersection 
to 90 feet westerly (removing a 90-foot bus zone). 

F. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Raymond Avenue, north side, from the Sawyer Street 
intersection to 90 feet easterly AND Leland Street, south side, west of the Bayshore 
Boulevard intersection. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-137 

(10.3) Approving the designation of seven street-artist selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza, from 

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November 15, 2006 through January 15, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (Roberta Boomer) 

RESOLUTION 06-138 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to negotiate and execute a sole-source professional 
services agreement, Contract No. CS-144, Document Preparation Services for Job Order 
Contracting, with The Gordian Group, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $300,000, and with a 
duration of three years, with two-one year options. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, amendment and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 06-139 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 9 to Contract CS-123, 
Professional Design and Support Services for MUNI Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, with 
WPK Third Street Consultants, by an amount not to exceed $200,000, for a total Contract amount 
not to exceed $10,856,206 and extend the contract duration by one year to provide construction 
support service through completion. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
amendment and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 06-140 

(10.6) Authorizing DPW to execute Change Order No. 7 to Contract No. 0872J: Contract 31 Traffic 
Signal Modification, with Phoenix Electric Company, to install Accessible Pedestrian Signals at 4th 
Street/King Street; 3rd Street/Newcomb Avenue; 3rd Street/Oakdale Avenue; 3rd Street/Palou 
Avenue; 3rd Street/Dormer Avenue; 3rd Street/Fitzgerald Avenue; 3rd Street/Hollister Avenue; 3rd 
Street/Le Conte Avenue; Bayshore Boulevard/Blanken Avenue; and Bayshore Boulevard/Sunnydale 
Avenue, for an increase in the contract amount of $106,996.05, to a contract total of $1,475,243.86, 
and an increase in the contract duration by 20 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-141 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO or his designee to execute a contract with Michael T. 
Leary, PT, dba, Back First to provide back strengthening and wellness services for a term not to 
exceed three years and a total amount not to exceed $900,000. (Explanatory documents include a 



staff report, resolution and contract.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-142 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to submit an allocation request for Regional Measure 2 
funds to improve bicycle access to the 16th Street Bart Station in the amount of $48,700. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and initial project report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Director Shahum recused herself due to a conflict of interest. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Andy Thornley, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, stated that SFBC supports the grant request and 
that they are excited about the "peppy" timeline. He added that planning work like this is permitted 
under the injunction and that there is plenty of planning that can be done despite the injunction. If 
we're going to meet Mayor's goal of 10% of all trips taken on bikes, we will need more projects like 
this one. 

RESOLUTION 06-143 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

ABSENT -Black 

EXCUSED - Shahum 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 3:43 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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Ihirley Breyer Black | Director 

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bm Nolan | Director 

lathaniel R Ford, Sr. | Executive Director/CEO 



NOTICE OF INTENT 

TO CONSIDER AMENDING THE MTA 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS RULES OF ORDER TO 
ADOPT AN ATTENDANCE POLICY 



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On Tuesday, November 21, 2006, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors 
shall consider amending their Rules of Order to include an attendance policy. 

The meeting will be held in Room 400 at 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place at 2:00 p.m. Please 
contact the Board Secretary at 701-4505 for further information. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV - 8 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

11-03-06P12: 12 RCVD 



Date Posted: November 9, 2006 



One South Van Ness Avenue • Seventh Fl. • San Francisco. CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4720 • Fax: 415.701.4502 'www.sfmta.com 



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San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICEOF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 1 7 Z006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 1 -1 7-06P03: 1 1 RCVD 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 70 1 -4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THBSUNSHEN&ORDMANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http ://www. sfgov. org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 3, 2006 Special Meeting 
-November 7, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Debbie Choye, Superior Ct. #449139 filed on 2/2/06 for $4,250 

B. Terrance Cole, Unlitigated Claim #07001 1 1 filed on 7/14/06 for 8,000 

C. Shue K. Lee, Unlitigated Claim #0601534 filed on 12/28/05 for $8,000 

( 1 0.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOUR BUS LOADING ZONE, 10 MINUTE TIME LIMIT AND 
ESTABLISH - TOUR BUS PARKING ONLY, 10AM TO 4PM, DAILY, 10-MINUTE 
TIME LIMIT - Hyde Street, west side, from Jefferson Street to 143 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT TRANSIT - Fulton 
Street, eastbound, at Stanyan Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "D"- Baden Street, west 
side, between Mangels to the northern tenninus. 

D. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 8th Street, east side, from 
52 feet to 78 feet south of Heron Street AND 15th Street, north side, from Market Street 
to 20.5 feet easterly. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Carolina Street, south side, 
between Wisconsin Street and Caire Terrace. 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT AREA "R"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Gough Street, west side, between Fulton 
and Grove Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA F, 9 AM TO 4 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Spruce Street, east side, from California Street to 140 
feet northerly AND California Street, south side, from Parker Avenue to 1 10 feet easterly. 

H. RESCIND - NO PARKING, 7 AM TO 8 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Maple 
Street, both sides, between California and Sacramento Streets. 

I. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 3 (2 HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - California Street, north side, between Spruce 
and Cherry Streets; California Street, south side, between Spruce Street and 1 10 feet east 
of Parker Avenue; AND, Gough Street, east side, between Grove and Fulton Streets. 

J. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Sala Terrace, from Huron Street toward Ellington St. 

K. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 3 (2 HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Presidio Avenue, west side, from California 
Street to Pine Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) 
(Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director to accept and expend $423,000 of Caltrans's Safe 
Routes to School program funding for implementation of DPT's Buena Vista Safe Routes to 
School Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) (Bond Yee) 



(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director to execute the Second Amendment to the Operating 
Agreement and License with the Friends of the Cable Car Museum, Inc., to extend the 
Agreement for one year, from December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation of FY07 First Quarter Service Standards Report. (Explanatory documents 
include a report) (Debbie Denison) 

12. Presentation of the FY07 First Quarter Financial Report. (Explanatory documents include a 
report) (Sonali Bose) 

13. Presentation of the FY07 First Quarter Citation Report. (Explanatory documents include a 
report) (Antonio Parra) 

14. Amending the MTA Board Rules of Order to add Section 13 "Attendance at Meetings" to 
establish an attendance policy for members of the MTA Board of Directors. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution) (Roberta Boomer) 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

15. Presentation of the FY07 First Quarter Garage Performance Report. (Explanatory documents 
include a report) (Ron Szeto) 

16. Acting as the Parking Authority, authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to execute the 
contract with NM Parking for the management of the Polk-Bush Garage, for a term of six years, with 
extension options not to exceed fours years, for a management fee of $14,435 per month, subject to 
reductions to pay owed prevailing wages, and an annual incentive fee not to exceed $25,000 per 
contract year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Ron Szeto) 

17. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following cases: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff (2 cases) 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Coalition for Adequate Review, Superior Ct. #505509, filed on 7/28/2005 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

18. Announcement of Closed Session. 

19. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
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Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave, Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 3 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • •www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 

Absent: Leah Shahum - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 3, 2006 Special Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Shahum-absent). 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 7, 2006 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Shahum-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 16 regarding the Polk-Bush garage contract had been 
removed from the agenda at the request of Mr. Szeto. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman McCray announced that the December 19th board meeting will be cancelled. 



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7. Executive Director's Report 

-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Ford stated that the passage of state propositions 1A-C would have significant 
impact on the MTA's finances going forward. The monies will be used for capital projects. 
Staff will review the projects that need funding and will prepare a plan to use these funds. Staff 
will provide the plan to the CAC and the Board. 

Diana Buchbinder, Director, Human Resources discussed programs to enhance operator 
availability. 

Director Mezey requested a breakdown of operator availability by category and a comparison of 
the MTA's numbers with transit agencies of similar size. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, discussed the use of senior and disabled passes on BART. 

BART Director Tom Radulovich stated that he was glad to see that progress was being made. 

BART Director Bob Franklin proposed a $ 1 surcharge to cover the amount that is spent on 
BART by the discounted groups. The benefit to Muni would be to help passengers by giving 
them a choice but it would also speed the boarding process for Muni buses. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented a report regarding the Cable Car Program 
including fares and use of transfers. 

Vice Chairman Kasolas requested an evaluation of the impact to the MTA if cable car fares 
returned to $1.50 and allowed transfers across modes. E.D. Ford stated that staff would put 
together a comprehensive analysis of the Cable Car system and would present it to the Board in 
January. 

Director Mezey requested information regarding the number of passes sold by each vendor. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, President, Local 25 0A, stated that Muni hasn't hired operators for the past two years. 
TWU is working with MTA management on operator attendance and availability. Some 
operators are being released for duty when they are not fully well. People have continual injuries 
and need help. We need to look at what is causing injuries and address that. The absenteeism 
policy should be enforced "across the board". 



Bruce Oka stated that if BART and Muni had included people with disabilities in their 
negotiations from the beginning, we would already have an agreeable solution and we wouldn't 
be going through this now. He stated that they've been left out of the mix in this discussion just 
as they were in the Civil Rights act. If this does not get done, then we'll do it for you. Mr. Oka 
commended the MTA for what they're doing now to address the issue. 

Edward Mason requested that the MTA include the issue of the BART plus ticket flash pass 
when staff deals with the senior/disabled passes with BART. People pay extra for the flash pass 
but they have to pay the full BART fare in San Francisco. BART trains are empty by the time 
they get to Montgomery Station. San Francisco riders are just occupying reverse commute trains. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Mark Gleason commended staff for removing the contract for the Polk-Bush garage. The Polk- 
Bush garage has had a troubled history and the operator didn't perform correctly. The Office of 
Labor Standards found that the current operator wasn't in compliance. Workers are saying that 
workers aren't being paid prevailing wage. Please find out what's going on and find an operator 
who will perform correctly. 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, stated that they tried to help Muni by raising the Parking Tax but 
the ballot measure failed in the recent election. People don't know that meter rates aren't 
affected by the parking tax. It's appropriate to raise meter rates and parking fares when you raise 
Muni fares. It shouldn't cost less to drive downtown than for two people to take Muni. 

Barry Taranto stated that it's cheaper to take a cab to Fisherman's Wharf than a Cable Car. He 
stated that there are hardly any PCO's at night. The MTA should continue to issue tickets until 
five or ten minutes before the end of the time in tow-away zones. It's not just about punishing 
someone for parking in a "Tow- Away No Parking" zone but it's about moving traffic. 
Construction around Union Square starts around 7 a.m. but it shouldn't start before 8 a.m. 

Mark Posard, NM Parking, stated that there was no finding of violation and there are no current 
prevailing wage violations at the Polk-Bush garage. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE . 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Debbie Choye, Superior Ct. #449139 filed on 2/2/06 for $4,250 

B. Terrance Cole, Unlitigated Claim #07001 1 1 filed on 7/14/06 for 8,000 

C. Shue K. Lee, Unlitigated Claim #0601534 filed on 12/28/05 for $8,000 

RESOLUTION 06-144 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - TOUR BUS LOADING ZONE, 10 MINUTE TIME LIMIT AND 
ESTABLISH - TOUR BUS PARKING ONLY, 10AM TO 4PM, DAILY, 10-MINUTE 
TIME LIMIT - Hyde Street, west side, from Jefferson Street to 143 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT TRANSIT - Fulton 
Street, eastbound, at Stanyan Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "D"- Baden Street, west 
side, between Mangels to the northern terminus. 

D. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 8th Street, east side, from 
52 feet to 78 feet south of Heron Street AND 15th Street, north side, from Market Street 
to 20.5 feet easterly. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Carolina Street, south side, 
between Wisconsin Street and Caire Terrace. 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT AREA "R"(2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 
PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Gough Street, west side, between Fulton 
and Grove Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA F, 9 AM TO 4 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Spruce Street, east side, from California Street to 140 
feet northerly AND California Street, south side, from Parker Avenue to 1 10 feet easterly. 

H. RESCIND - NO PARKING, 7 AM TO 8 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Maple 
Street, both sides, between California and Sacramento Streets. 

I. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 3 (2 HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - California Street, north side, between Spruce 
and Cherry Streets; California Street, south side, between Spruce Street and 1 10 feet east 
of Parker Avenue; AND, Gough Street, east side, between Grove and Fulton Streets. 

J. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Sala Terrace, from Huron Street toward Ellington St. 



K. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 3 (2 HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Presidio Avenue, west side, from California 
Street to Pine Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) 
(Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-145 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director to accept and expend $423,000 of Caltrans's Safe 
Routes to School program funding for implementation of DPT's Buena Vista Safe Routes to 
School Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-146 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director to execute the Second Amendment to the Operating 
Agreement and License with the Friends of the Cable Car Museum, Inc., to extend the 
Agreement for one year, from December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 06-147 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Nolan 

ABSENT - Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation of FY07 First Quarter Service Standards Report. (Explanatory documents 
include a report) (Debbie Denison) 

Debbie Dennison, acting Director, Information and Technology, presented the report. 

Director Mezey requested information regarding the lines with the best and worst on-time 
performance. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Howard Strassner stated that he is encouraged by the discussion about schedules and suggested 
that the Agency start with buses that have longer headways. Mr. Strassner also stated that he was 
also encouraged regarding the 1-CA pilot project and requested a report on how we're doing with 
ticketing cars that park on the sidewalk. It's difficult for people with disabilities to get around 
those cars. 



12. Presentation of the FY07 First Quarter Financial Report. (Explanatory documents include a 
report) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the report. 

No public comment. 

13. Presentation of the FY07 First Quarter Citation Report. (Explanatory documents include a 
report) (Antonio Parra) 

No public comment. 

Antonio Parra, Deputy Chief, Enforcement and Security Division, presented the report. 

Director Kasolas requested that information regarding tows and the cost of each ticket be added 
to the report. 

14. Amending the MTA Board Rules of Order to add Section 13 "Attendance at Meetings" to 
establish an attendance policy for members of the MTA Board of Directors. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution) (Roberta Boomer) 

No public comment. 

Vice Chairman Kasolas requested that the policy be amended to provide the year-end report to 
the Board of Directors prior to submission to the appointing authority. 

RESOLUTION 06-148 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Nolan 

ABSENT - Shahum 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

15. Presentation of the FY07 First Quarter Garage Performance Report. (Explanatory documents 
include a report) (Ron Szeto) 

Mr. Szeto, acting Director, Parking Authority, presented the report. 

No public comment. 



16. Acting as the Parking Authority, authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to execute the 
contract with NM Parking for the management of the Polk-Bush Garage, for a term of six years, with 
extension options not to exceed fours years, for a management fee of $14,435 per month, subject to 
reductions to pay owed prevailing wages, and an annual incentive fee not to exceed $25,000 per 
contract year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Ron Szeto) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of the acting Director of the Parking Authority. 

1 7. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Shahum-absent). 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5:25 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 

Absent: Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Carter Rohan, Director, Construction Division 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client matters 
in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 



Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff (2 cases) 

First case discussed: 

Also present: Diana Hammons, Director, External Affairs 
Peter Albert, acting Director, Planning 
Oliver Gajda, acting Manager, Bicycle Program 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(4.1) Coalition for Adequate Review, Superior Ct. #505509, filed on 7/28/2005 

Also Present: Peter Albert, acting Director, Planning 

Oliver Gajda, acting Manager, Bicycle Program 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. 

18. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session for a conference with legal counsel 
to discuss anticipated litigation with the City as defendant in two matters and existing litigation 
regarding the Coalition for Adequate Review. The Board took no action on any item. 

19. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Shahum-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:07 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



Tuesday, December 5, 2006 DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place NOV 3 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
REGULAR MEETING PUBLIC LIBRARY 



2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



11-30-06P04:11 RCVD 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 21, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Status report on 1-CA pilot project 
-Report on NextMuni 
-Report on Contracts and Contracting 
-FY07 Revenue Opportunities 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PA DIRECTOR, OR CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND 
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN 
NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Darnice Linton v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #437570 filed on 1/6/05 for $7,500 

B. Roberto Gonzalez v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #455821 filed on 9/5/06 for $11,486.67 

C. Edward & Carol Dobie v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #427922 filed on 1/9/04 for $13,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - ONE-WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) AND ESTABLISH ONE-WAY 
STREET (SOUTHBOUND) - Ritch Street, between Brannan and Townsend Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 3 (2 HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Stanyan Street, east side, from Haight Street to 
90 feet southerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Stevenson Street, south side, 
from 5th Street to 100 feet westerly. 

D. ESTABLISH - STREET CLOSURE - Jessie Street, between 5th and Mint Streets. 

E. RESCIND - TOUR BUS PARKING - Mint Street, east side, between Mission and Jessie 
Streets. 

F. RESCIND - MUNI BUS TERMINAL (26 -VALENCIA) - Jessie Street, south side, west 
of 5th Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS TERMINAL (26 -VALENCIA) - 5th Street, west side, 
between Jessie and Mission Streets. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Marin Street, north side, 

from Kansas Street to 50 feet westerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Fulton Street, north side, from 1 8th Avenue to 75 

feet westerly. 
J. EXTENSION - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH FRIDAY) - 19th Street, north side, from 80 feet to 1 10 feet west of Castro. 
K. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 19th Street, north side, 

between the driveways of #4106 and #4108 19 th Street. (Explanatory documents include a 

staff report and resolution) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director to accept and expend $25,000,000 in STA funds from 
the MTC for construction and construction support of Muni's Initial Operating Segment and 
Metro East facility. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) (Sonali Bosej 



(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director to accept and expend $2,500,000 for the Third Street 
Light Rail Line - IOS (Phase 1) project and $184,730 for owl bus service on the BART District 
corridor in RM-2 operating funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, proposals, 
opinion of legal counsel and resolution) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Approving the Agreement with Schlage Lock Company to place a temporary restroom 
facility on the sidewalk adjacent to Schlage' s property located at 2555 Bayshore Blvd. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, agreement and resolution) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. CS-141, 
As-Needed Specialized Engineering Services with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. by an amount not to 
exceed $500,000, for a total Contract amount not to exceed $1,500,000 and no extension of time. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, amendment and resolution) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director to execute the First Amendment to the Elevator 
Maintenance Agreement with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company to add four elevators at Forest 
Hill Station and two elevators at the William B. Scott Non-Revenue Maintenance Facility; and 
authorizing a contract modification in the amount of $128,765 to increase the contract amount 
$248,765. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, modification and financial 
plan.) (Ken McDonald) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director to execute the First Amendment to Roof Equipment 
License Agreement with 555 Owners, LLC for the use of space in the mechanical penthouse and 
on the roof of the penthouse at 555 California Street for rooftop radio equipment, to extend the 
Agreement for five years effective November 1, 2006, for a monthly fee of $5,907, increasing at 
five percent per year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, agreement and resolution) 
(Sonali Bose) 

(10.9) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR-1 139, Traffic Signal Priority; 
approving Contract Modification No. 3, which reduces the contract amount by $25,808.68; 
authorizing the release of remaining retention in the amount of $64,278.57; and approving the 
closeout of the contract with Abbett Electric. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.10) Authorizing the Executive Director to issue a Request for Proposals for a Citation 
Processing Services and Citations Management System; select the highest ranking proposer; and 
negotiate a contract for five years, with an option to renew for up to an additional five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Accepting and endorsing the draft Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study; 
recommending that the Transportation Authority approve the Van Ness BRT Feasibility Study; 
and authorizing the TA and the MTA to proceed with environmental review. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and study) (Carter Rohan) 



1 2. Adopting the Traffic Calming Plans for the Inner Sunset, Excelsior, Bayview, 18 th Avenue, 
West Portal, O'Shaughnessy Boulevard, Broad and Randolph Streets, Circular Avenue and 
Tcresita Boulevard neighborhoods. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and plans) (Carter Rohan) 

13. Authorizing the MTA to expand the Small Business Enterprise Program to include 
Construction - Building (Heavy); Construction - Dredging and Surface Cleanup; Construction 
(specialty trades); General Freight Trucking; Hazardous Waste Collection, Trucking; 
Remediation; Testing Labs; and Computer Programming and Design as additional categories for 
contracts financed with assistance from the Federal Transit Administration. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and methodology) (Sonali Bose) 

14. Presentation of annual MTA Employee and Customer Surveys. (Explanatory documents 
include a report.) (Diana Hammons) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 

Room 400, City Hall 
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Regular Meeting 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

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Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

( !hairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Wil Din - with notification 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

Vice Chairman Kasolas requested that the minutes reflect the discussion regarding the Parking 
Authority; the Ad Hoc Performance Evaluation Committee's action to release an RFP for an 
independent consultant, the cost and when the Parking Authority Commission would see the 
report. 

On motion to approve the minutes, as amended, of the November 21, 2006 Regular Meeting: 
unanimously approved (Din-absent) 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 12 regarding traffic calming plans had been removed 
from the agenda at the request of staff. 

Director Shahum stated that the Governance Committee met to discuss the Strategic Plan. The 
Strategic Plan is on track for approval in February 2007. 

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6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Nolan inquired about the "cookie scent" ad and stated that he understands that the ads 
had been removed. Exec. Director Ford stated that the MTA sent a letter to CBS asking that they 
remove scented strips because the MTA didn't have an opportunity to look at the pilot proposal 
before the ads were installed. CBS responded that they would remove the ads. Mr. Ford added 
that the MTA does have a policy regarding advertising which the board will review in tandem 
with the release of the Advertising Contract RFP. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Status report on 1-CA pilot project 
-Report on NextMuni 
-Report on Contracts and Contracting 
-FY07 Revenue Opportunities 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Ford presented the December Special Recognition Awards to Dianne Fong- 
Torres, DPT Hearing Officer; David McLaughlin, Traffic Survey Technician at the DPT Sign 
Division; Patrick Ngoon, Operator from the Presidio Division; and John Louie, Electrical System 
Mechanic at the Presidio Division. Chairman McCray expressed appreciation on behalf of the 
Board. 

On December 4, 2006, the MTA hosted a visit from a high level delegation from the People's 
Republic of China. The delegation looked at transit, administration and police enforcement 
activities and expressed interest in emergency management. 

In response to the recent assaults on Parking Control Officers, the MTA is launching a public 
awareness campaign. Staff is also investigating legislation that would make it a felony to assault 
a PCO. Staff is providing additional self-awareness and defensive skills training; examining the 
feasibility of PCO's carrying pepper spray and installing cameras in enforcement vehicles. 

Exec. Director Ford announced the delivery of the first of 44 Interceptor vehicles for use by 
Parking Control Officers. Full delivery is expected by the end of January. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that the MTA was exploring revenue generating opportunities for next 
year. They have received numerous suggestions and staff is working with advocacy groups to 
analyze each one. Staff will provide a list of the various revenue opportunities in January. 

Gregg Wilcox, Deputy Director, Transportation Development presented the NextMuni program. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the Contracts Procurement process. 

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Vice ( 'luurman Kasolas requested that a report be provided on a quarterly basis. 

S. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, stated that the CAC had no new recommendations. The CAC 
hopes that monies from Props A-C will be used to fund items that the CAC had previously 
recommended for STA funds. The MTA needs to better inform public about the availability of 
the NextMuni web interface. 

9. Public Comment 

Roger Bazeley stated that security improvements are needed for the Ellis/Market cable car 
loading area. It needs some bollards or other structures for security purposes. The MTA should 
request funds from Homeland Security for staffing, training, institutionalization of plans, and 
design strategies for protecting riders and employees. 

Barry Taranto stated that he was upset that a PCO was assaulted. People need to know how to 
protest a ticket. The Taxi Commission and Macy's put in a cab stand on Geary for shoppers but 
there is a problem with enforcement. There needs to be more support between 5-8 p.m. at 
Kearny and Taylor and at Sutter and Market. The evening hours also need better coverage. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PA. DIRECTOR, OR CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND 
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN 
NESS AVE. 7 lh FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent 
Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Darnice Linton v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #437570 filed on 1/6/05 for $7,500 

B. Roberto Gonzalez v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #455821 filed on 9/5/06 for $1 1,486.67 

C. Edward & Carol Dobie v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #427922 filed on 1/9/04 for $13,000 



RESOLUTION 06-149 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - ONE-WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) AND ESTABLISH ONE-WAY 
STREET (SOUTHBOUND) - Ritch Street, between Brannan and Townsend Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 3 (2 HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Stanyan Street, east side, from Haight Street to 90 
feet southerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Stevenson Street, south side, 
from 5th Street to 100 feet westerly. 

D. ESTABLISH - STREET CLOSURE - Jessie Street, between 5th and Mint Streets. 

E. RESCIND - TOUR BUS PARKING - Mint Street, east side, between Mission and Jessie 
Streets. 

F. RESCIND - MUNI BUS TERMINAL (26 -VALENCIA) - Jessie Street, south side, west of 
5th Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS TERMINAL (26 -VALENCIA) - 5th Street, west side, between 
Jessie and Mission Streets. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Marin Street, north side, from 

Kansas Street to 50 feet westerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Fulton Street, north side, from 1 8th Avenue to 75 feet 

westerly. 
J. EXTENSION - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY) - 19th Street, north side, from 80 feet to 1 10 feet west of Castro. 
K. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 19th Street, north side, between 

the driveways of #4106 and #4108 19 Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff 

report and resolution) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 06-150 

10.2 A was severed from the agenda at the request of a member of the public. 

Bond Yee, Director, DPT presented the staff report. The item was requested by SOMA residents 
who state that traffic uses Ritch Street when 3 rd Street is congested. The residents requested that 
Ritch St. be switched from a northbound one-way street to a southbound one-way street. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated Ritch St. will become a short cut to the Train Station. Eastbound traffic on 
Brannan is bad and installing a left turn signal would help. It's horrible to allow left turns onto 
Townsend during rush hour. It will hurt bus lanes and will back up traffic. 

On motion to approve Item 10.2 A: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 
ABSENT - Din 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director to accept and expend $25,000,000 in STA funds from the 
MTC for construction and construction support of Muni's Initial Operating Segment and Metro East 
facility. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 06-151 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director to accept and expend $2,500,000 for the Third Street Light 
Rail Line - 10S (Phase 1) project and $184,730 for owl bus service on the BART District corridor in 
RM-2 operating funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, proposals, opinion of legal 
counsel and resolution) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 06-152 

( 1 0.5) Approving the Agreement with Schlage Lock Company to place a temporary restroom facility 
on the sidewalk adjacent to Schlage's property located at 2555 Bayshore Blvd. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, agreement and resolution) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 06-153 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. CS-141, As- 
Needed Specialized Engineering Services with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. by an amount not to exceed 
$500,000, for a total Contract amount not to exceed $1,500,000 and no extension of time. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, amendment and resolution) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 06-154 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director to execute the First Amendment to the Elevator 
Maintenance Agreement with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company to add four elevators at Forest Hill 
Station and two elevators at the William B. Scott Non-Revenue Maintenance Facility; and authorizing 
a contract modification in the amount of $128,765 to increase the contract amount $248,765. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, modification and financial plan.) (Ken 
McDonald) 

RESOLUTION 06-155 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director to execute the First Amendment to Roof Equipment License 
Agreement with 555 Owners, LLC for the use of space in the mechanical penthouse and on the roof of 
the penthouse at 555 California Street for rooftop radio equipment, to extend the Agreement for five 
years effective November 1, 2006, for a monthly fee of $5,907, increasing at five percent per year. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, agreement and resolution) (Sonali Bose) 



RESOLUTION 06-156 

(10.9) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR- 1 139, Traffic Signal Priority; 
approving Contract Modification No. 3, which reduces the contract amount by $25,808.68; 
authorizing the release of remaining retention in the amount of $64,278.57; and approving the 
closeout of the contract with Abbett Electric. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 06-157 

(10.10) Authorizing the Executive Director to issue a Request for Proposals for a Citation 
Processing Services and Citations Management System; select the highest ranking proposer; and 
negotiate a contract for five years, with an option to renew for up to an additional five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 06-158 

In response to a request by Director Mezey Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer reviewed the 
RFP and the selection process. Exec. Director Ford stated that staff would provide a list of the 
major RFP's for 2007 to the Board. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Roger Bazeley stated that it's a problem if you remove parking. There should be a parking plan 
for San Francisco and parking areas should be marketed. It's hard on hospital patients trying to 
get critical care if there's inadequate parking. 

On motion to approve Item 10.10: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Din 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (10.2A and 10.10 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Din 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Accepting and endorsing the draft Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study; 
recommending that the Transportation Authority approve the Van Ness BRT Feasibility Study; 



and authorizing the TA and the MTA to proceed with environmental review. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and study) (Carter Rohan) 

Peter Albert, acting Deputy Director, Transportation Planning and Rachel Hiatt, Transportation 
Planner, Transportation Authority, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that a "No Build alternative" didn't have to mean that nothing would be 
done. Mr. Planthold suggested applying the successes of the 1-CA pilot project to the Van Ness 
corridor. Federal funding favors capital over operating funds which may result in less effective 
service. 

Roger Bazeley stated that this study has been one of the best planning process in the city in a 
long time. He stated that he currently favors the center alignment because of the frequency of 
service, its' timeliness and it could allow for light rail in the future. 

Dave Snyder, SPUR, stated that SPUR strongly encourages the Board to endorse the feasibility 
study. The public should appreciate the savings in operations that will be achieved. These kinds 
of projects are needed if the MTA is going to resolve their budget deficiencies. Caltrain 
reorganized their service and saw revenues increase by 60%. 

RESOLUTION 06-159 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Shahum 

ABSENT -Din and Nolan 

12. Adopting the Traffic Calming Plans for the Inner Sunset, Excelsior, Bayview, 18 Avenue, 
West Portal, O'Shaughhessy Boulevard, Broad and Randolph Streets, Circular Avenue and 
Teresita Boulevard neighborhoods. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and plans) (Carter Rohan) 

Item 1 2 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

13. Authorizing the MTA to expand the Small Business Enterprise Program to include 
Construction - Building (Heavy); Construction - Dredging and Surface Cleanup; Construction 
(specialty trades); General Freight Trucking; Hazardous Waste Collection, Trucking; 
Remediation; Testing Labs; and Computer Programming and Design as additional categories for 
contracts financed with assistance from the Federal Transit Administration. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and methodology) (Sonali Bose) 



No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 06-160 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Shahum 

ABSENT - Din and Nolan 

14. Presentation of annual MTA Employee and Customer Surveys. (Explanatory documents 
include a report.) (Diana Hammons) 

John Canapary, Executive Vice President, presented the employee and customer surveys. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that staff will identify areas that show either significant improvement 
or decline and will develop specific action plans to address those areas. These action plans will 
be included in the MTA's strategic plan and FY08 budget and will be used to evaluate future 
goals and objectives. 

Director Shahum requested that the MTA conduct a more in depth survey every two or three 
years and that staff think about including all transportation users. 

Director Kasolas requested that the MTA compare its' data against surveys from other transit 
agencies. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that publishing a timetable book is a requirement under Prop E and the 
service standards. The last edition was printed in 2002. Mr. Pilpel urged the Agency to find the 
resources to reprint schedules. He stated that in the evenings, it's not reasonable to cut service 
further just because there's a low level of service. It's important to maintain a 20 minute service 
standard at night. Waiting for a bus in a cold and remote location isn't fun. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:37 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Loberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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Gavin Newsom | Mayor 

Rev. Dr. James McCray Jr. | Chairman 

Michael Kasotas | Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black | Director 

Wil Din | Director 

Peter Mezey | Director 

Leah Shahum | Director 

Tom Nolan | Director 

Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. | Executive Director/CEO 



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